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The SSW .NET Toolkit is an example of a distributed multi-layer application based on the Microsoft Northwind database. Designed by Developers for Developers, the real-world source can be used as a model and basis for custom-designed applications perfect for small and medium enterprise (SME) applications. Microsoft's examples like Duwamish and IBuySpy are code intensive and marketed towards architects, not developers. The SSW .NET Toolkit delivers more functionality using less code.

The .NET Toolkit currently contains ten parts:

  • Part A demonstrates how to use extended providers for validation, and how to implement searching through records in a database, as well as how to implement SSW Exception Reporter (an extended version of the Configuration Block).
  • Part B shows demonstrations on our standard Rules to Better Interfaces
  • Part C implements database deployment from one of our most popular products SSW SQL Deploy . This demonstrates how we deal with the on-going SQL script changes for Client databases.
  • Part D shows no touch deployment.
  • Part E shows better web applications.
  • Part F shows a bad and a good example for a Northwind Windows application.
  • Part G shows using exception reporting service (aka LadyLog)
  • Part H shows a good example for a Northwind Web application (TODO).
  • Part I shows a good example of a Northwind WPF application (TODO).
  • Part J shows a good example of a Northwind Silverlight application (TODO).
    Figure: Part F of the .NET Toolkit showing the way Northwind should be done in .NET (this originally done by Microsoft in Access)

Online User Guide

Demonstration Options
  • If you are in Sydney, call today for a free no-obligation demonstration at your office!
  • If you are not in Sydney, please take advantage of our SSW Phone Walkthrough. The SSW Phone Walkthrough is a service where we will call you, anywhere in the world and once you have installed our product we will guide you over the important features of the software. Saves you time, playing around with the software trying to work out all the useful features, please email us today.

System Requirements

What does the unregistered version give me?

In respect to the unregistered version we know you want to see it working before you buy it. We aim for that.
Note: we also give free version targeted to the little guys
More details see http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/KB/KB.aspx?KBID=Q658302

SSW provides free phone and email support to answer queries on registered products.

Getting Support

Please send us bug reports and feedback so that we can evolve our software into a product that matches your requirements. We guarantee a response.

If you are having trouble with converting the .NET Toolkit Solution for use with Visual Studio 2005 see http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/KB/KB.aspx?KBID=Q1067521