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How start ?

Sep 22, 2010 at 8:45 AM


I'm Business Nav Dynamics (Microsoft) certified developper , i develop also in c# for a long time.

I'm very interesting in your project , i've downloaded the source code ...

And now , how i can try or see something (video , demo on line...) ?



Oct 1, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I was very interested in helping out with this project but did not get a response.  I am wondering if this project is still active...  Perhaps we can work together to carry forward with this project.  The idea is amazing.  I have been working with proprietary ERP for as long as I can remember now.  It always leaves a bad taste in mouth.  The amount of money we throw at inferior product... 

Oct 1, 2010 at 4:37 PM
Edited Oct 1, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Hello, and thank you.
Thanks for your interest

We are working privately because the sense of urgency to have a XERP release is different for XERP members.

For me, to have a Beta Release of XERP is priority one, because  I know that only then  is that many developers will jump and help to create XERP, those developers have to see that we are serious delivering a world class ERP system.

Some of us are rapidly learning those technologies to incorporate into XERP and most important of all, We found that XAF was not strong enough (althought XAF is the best RAD tool on the market, also with the best support team) to sustenance the creation of the ERP modular simplicity, so we went in a journey to find out the best possible solution for that framework



Then we really focused on building our own framework with SL4 + EF4 + XAML + LinQ + Ria + The Toolkit + BlackLight Controls, all free Microsoft Technologies, and when I was almost ready with a series of CodeSmith templates generating the whole code (XAML + View Models + CodeBehind)

LightSwitch Came into play, which took us all by surprise.

At first I thought LightSwitch was just a beginner's tool, but when little by little I discovered all the power of LS and I was shocked. Now I can see that in 3 years from now that will be the one framework to rule them all, so why should we re invent the when, when we have all of those Microsoft software architects (some of them are coming from the MS Dynamics GP team) developing a Business Framework for software applications.
as of October 2010, LightSwitch is still in Beta 1 which gives me time to learn all the power behind and how much we can do with it. Microsoft has a great forum when they listen to us and implement most of the requirements we find they need.

So XERP will be launched in Microsoft Light Switch

For example, look at what we are talking about

Here are some videos

ERP system development requires an extreme amount of heavy well thought out programming.  ERP, when done right, connects and manages everything about a business.  This includes marketing, CRM, and business partner management.  Supporting a mission critical web based system with 700+ tables and 2000 screens that ties operations and accounting together in real time with integrated doc mgmt and WF is the real "driver" of what .NET is supposed to do to help the people live better.

The cool thing is that .NET ERP can be best accomplished with an extremly agile light modular dynamic technology based on transactional workflow.   :)    not the bloated technology currently used by most existing ERP system.


are you still interested ?

Oct 1, 2010 at 4:41 PM
Edited Oct 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Here are some really good discussions regarding this topic


I really wish you could join us


Nov 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM


I am interested in this Project, but I could not get the Download Link :(

From where to download the source ?

Dec 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM

If  you go here

and Click on the Download to the right (get latest version).

It works



Mar 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM


I am interested in contributing to the project by developing/writing code. Please let me know as to what is the process. Whom I need to contact?



Mar 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

We do not at this point have any start up videos as we are still working out the general structure of the product... I am fairly close but have a couple of loose ends to tie up as I am attempting iron out Log IN Main Menu and then one Maintenance UI that can be hit from the menu that is fully crudable and works well.

Once I have that then my plan is to create a very detailed document on how to get up and running and then start building UI's the XERP way...

I could definately bring you in to the mix before that and give step you through how to get XERP up any running if you want to jump in before that...


May 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I would also like to join the project and would like to develope

I am a pure devloper of and c#

Please advice where to start!

May 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Edited May 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM
  • I am still trying to work out the blueprint for mass production of modules… One thing you could definitely do is get the DataBase Up To this point and run the sql script to get the database…
  • Once you have the data base download the current build from source control…
  • Make sure it is installed like so C:/XERP/OtherXERPFolders…
  • Then do a build it would be interesting to see what types of missing dependency requirements there are if any at all...
  • If you can get it working set the client start up project as your start up project and run it…
  • Then just poke around at the components at this point we are only interested in getting one module up and working the company module…
  • We want to make sure we are very happy with the architecture soup to nut and then document the creation of the modules soup to nut…
  • Once we are at that point we can get multiple developers building the UI and functionality in a fixed format that will have a nice blueprint approach as to allow a nice repeatable pattern to each module…
  • If you crack it open and take a look at the architecture, any comments would be greatly appreciated…
  • I am doing a lot of work to nail down the config part of things to make it very simple to config the multiple modules in one place...
  • Very soon I plan on getting the documentation up to snuff as to document building the modules soup to nut...