I’m a heavy user of two Microsoft Applications Blocks, namely the Data Access block
and the Exception Management block. I haven’t been able to use UI block in any of
my projects yet but this new block ‘Authorization and Profile Application’ looks promising.
Check out the Microsoft Patterns and Practices home
page for a list of very useful resources along with a list of all the Application
The Authorization and Profile Application Block is a reusable code component that
builds on the capabilities of the Microsoft .NET Framework to help you perform authorization
and access profile information.