Dynamic Data

Tonight on the commute home I listened to a recent DNR podcast (show 349) where Carl and Richard interview Scott Hunter a program manager on the ASP.NET team working on Dynamic Data. I’ve heard enough about the topic before (e.g. his interview with Scott Hanselman) to understand the basics. But what I really liked about the DNR interview was when Scott described that their intent to have it work with multiple client technologies – web forms, MVC ASP.NET, Silverlight and one would have to assume WPF.

The Dynamic Data attributes have been specifically placed in a UI agnostic namespace – System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I see the MS teams communicating or thinking “big picture”. I’m still hopeful we might get a System.ComponentModel.Validation namespace?