I am happy to announce the creation of NLayers template for Visual Studio 2010.
To provide an easier way of creating layered application inside Visual Studio using ASP.NET and Entity Framework.
The features include: Multi Project Creation with all references tied up, Item Templates for Business Logic / Data Access Class and Interface, Instance Manager for object reuse, CRUD wrappers for Entity Framework etc.
The project was created as part of my consulting work and needed to evolve through various suggestions and code generations from the readers like you. Please have a look on it.
.Net Reflection as the Super Player!
I had queries from my old friends whether this framework also contains .Net Reflection. I would like to answer Yes & Yes!
NLayers is built with my experience of reflection and it is a reflection of my experience. Five years back i had a challenging work of creating an ORM. The framework was build using .Net Reflection. NLayers too contains reflection to read some core properties. I would recommend you to learn .Net Reflection which is one of the core .Net capability that made the gate open for lots of frameworks. Mastering Reflection could make you create tools according to your needs that could reduce much development time in creation and maintenance otherwise.
You can download nlayers from:
The documentation can be downloaded from:
After the installation you can create projects using the NLayers project template as shown below.
NLayers also have Item Templates for Business Logic and Data Access items as shown below.