Tutorial - Generating a sample WPF application with CodeTrigger
To work with these sample projects you will need CodeTrigger installed, Visual Studio 2013-2017 (Or Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect), and a test database with some data. Follow these steps below to generate your complete WPF sample application without writing a single line of code.
This guide has been updated for version 5.1.0.0 (released June 10th 2017)

Microsoft Northwind Sample db

Step 1 - Ensure you have a relevant test database

The CodeTrigger sample applications are designed to work with your existing database schema to ensure that the samples are as relevant as possible. Ensure that you have a TEST SQL Server/Oracle/MYSQL database handy. CodeTrigger and its associated supplier companies do not accept any liability for data loss whilst using the CodeTrigger product. It is important that you use a test database until you are familiar with the functionality of the generated code.
See this tutorial as a video (VS 2012)

Step 2 - Create a CodeTrigger project settings file


From the Visual Studio 'Tools' menu (or from Enterprise Architect's 'Extensions' menu)...

Open CodeTrigger
Select 'New' (or '+' icon)
Solution Name = CodeTriggerWpfSample
Location = C:\CodeTriggerSamples
As your Codetrigger Solution settings.

Select the 'DB to WPF application' wizard
Click Next
Name your new CodeTrigger project 'DemoWpfProject'


Click 'Next' and enter your data source connection details.

Finally, click 'Create'.



Step 3 - Schema Objects

The wizard opens the CodeTrigger project to the Schema objects tab. Here you see a list of the tables and views that have been found. Check the box(es) next to the tables you are interested in generating code for.

Step 4 - Select Business Objects.

Click the Business objects tab. There will be a slight delay while CodeTrigger builds up a Business Domain Model based on your selections so far. After which you will be presented with a list of business objects. There might be more objects than the tables/views you selected in Step 5. This is because CodeTrigger has detected a dependency relationship in the database schema and suggested the additional objects. Select the business objects you actually want in your sample. If an object you select has an enabled 'expand' button, you can expand it and include collection management for the collection objects in the generated code.

Step 5 - Shoot

Click the 'Generate Code' button. CodeTrigger analyses the choices you have made and generates all the necessary files and classes and scripts to support your application.

Now open the generated Visual Studio WPF project/solution at the location you specified in step 2
Note the output in the CodeTriggers 'Results' tab during code generation, and any comments presented in a 'Things to do' tab as you might be required to undertake some additional steps.

Generated Business Object files
In your Visual Studio project, in the 'BusinessObjects' folder you will find all the classes supporting the business domain model. Ensure to 'include' the code files in your project, if they are not automatically included (Right click the files and select 'Include In Project')

Generated Data Object files
In the 'DataObjects' folder you will find all the classes supporting the data model, including the SQL script file. Ensure to 'include' the code files in your project, if they are not automatically included (Right click the files and select 'Include In Project').

As the wizard does not default to 'Automatic database scripting', if you are generating code from Oracle or MYSQL you will need to run the generated script file against your project database to create all the required SQL PROCEDURES/PACKAGES in your database. If you are generating code against a Microsoft SQL Server db, then the wizard defaults to generating Inline/Embedded SQL, so there will be no need to run any script.


Step 6 - Configure & RUN!

Ensure that the folder called 'ClassicSample' and all the files in it are included in the WPF project
Add the following lines to your WPF MainWindow constructor to popup your generated sample forms:
DemoWpfProject.ClassicSample.MainFrame sampleForm = new DemoWpfProject.ClassicSample.MainFrame();
sampleForm.ShowDialog();

Build your WPF application!
Right click your 'DemoWpfProject' project, select 'Set as startup project'. Hit 'F5' and run your generated WPF application!

Thats it, your CodeTrigger Generated WPF Application, without writing a single line of Code!!