Provider Design Pattern

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A couple months back I mentioned publishing our provider specification we’re using for Whidbey. It’s now available on MSDN in the resurrected Nothin’ but ASP.NET column. This first article outlines the pattern, and in the following column we’ll walk through using this pattern for ASP.NET 1.1. There are in fact two ASP.NET 1.1 applications following it today: the ASP.NET Forums ( and DotNetNuke (

Thanks to Kent our MSDN ASP.NET community superstar for helping get this pushed through — and convincing the MSDN staff to start the column back up again! Hey, it was only a short-break (2 years <g>).

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