Visual Studio Integration
The eXpressApp Framework is integrated with Visual Studio in many places. For example, the Module and Application Designer give an overview of the configuration of a Module or Application, allow property modification to configure Module parameters and support drag&drop to activate additional Modules.
The eXpressApp Framework has been designed to leverage the functionality of Visual Studio to the greatest degree possible. For example, to edit the templates that are used by the Windows Forms and ASP.NET projects for forms and pages, the built-in standard designers can be used. This is important for developers, because they don't have to get used to a new tool or new designer paradigms to do their work - changing a template is as easy as designing a form or a web page in Visual Studio.
In some areas, we have chosen to extend the standard functionality of Visual Studio. One obvious example of this is the templates we deliver to create new application solutions and a number of different project items quickly and easily. Another example is the integration of our Model Editor, which can be brought up directly from the context menu of the Solution Explorer.
With the eXpressApp Framework, a developer never needs to leave Visual Studio!