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I am starting a new project and now I'm seeing this Dynamic Data Entity application.

argh. I want to provide my client with the best and latest technology, but I also don't want to take forever doing it. I guess DDE is supposed to make it quicker, but so far it hasn't seemed that way, what with errors from foreigns keys and the fix not working, and having to go in and customize the pages to match what I've already done on my existing pages, yada yada.

So has anyone had any real expeirience with DDE? Would you do a complete full-blown professional website using it over the windows forms? It just looks like an admin tool for adding data to helper tables, and not really something serious that you would use to put together a professional website. The backend does look great, but I guess I have yet to see a full-blown app with menus, sidebars, tabs, and the works.

Is all that possible? Anyone used it? What would you do?

thanks.
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>>Would you do a complete full-blown professional website using it over the windows forms?

No.

>>It just looks like an admin tool for adding data to helper tables,

This is exactly what it is. I use it to provide an interface for the user to maintain all reference tables that otherwise I wouldn't have time to create decent pages.

>>and not really something serious that you would use to put together a professional website.

It starts to look serious when you customize pages and fields templates.

>>The backend does look great,

Be sure to create an Entity Framework backend (as MS announced the death of L2S).

Also, have a look at http://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2008/10/ASPNet-35-SP1-Dynamic-Data.aspx and also the videos from http://www.asp.net/learn/3.5-SP1/

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