Warning Lines Path

The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 text editor has a new feature that other IDEs have had for a while: Highlighting the definition and uses/references of a type/method/property/variable on the current file when the caret is next to it: <img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px"...

Installing VS2010 Beta 1

As Somasegar announced this morning, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is now available for download for MSDN subscribers and will be available in a couple of days more broadly. I’m currently installing VS2010 and thought I’d mention a few things that occurred to me during the process. Customizing the Installation...

Memory Upgrade

I went shopping around yesterday, and ended up getting 4GB of additional memory for my desktop machine, so now it has 8GB of RAM (the maximum this motherboard supports). This should help a lot, as I’ve been starting to run a couple of Virtual Machines at the same time more...

Problem Consuming WCF Service in BizTalk 2009

Update: I've been told now that the hotfix in KB979153 should correct this problem. </p> I’m posting this one problem I ran into this week so I don’t forget about it. The scenario was as follows: We had an existing, working WCF service. Most of the operations in the service...

Causing Trouble

Last night I finally downloaded the RTM build of the recently released BizTalk Server 2009 and proceeded to install it on one of my dev virtual machines. Installation went without a hitch, very consistent with my experience with BizTalk installations since the 2006 release. (For what is worth, I never...

Axum

I’ve been reading a bit about the Axum project from Microsoft, and I’m finding it pretty interesting. I’m just skimming the surface and to be honest I can’t say I understand much yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to play with it some more and get a better idea of...

Dumping Static Fields with WinDBG

Here's something that I very ocassionally have to do and always forget it's done: Getting the values of static fields in a managed class when debugging using WinDBG with the SOS extensions: </p> Get the address where the CLASS object is located in memory. There are several ways to do...

Configuring Putty with Tango

I use Putty relatively often, and it's a great tool to have on your Windows utilities if you do any kind of SSH-connectivity every now and then. However, the way customizations are made leaves somewhat to be desired at times. </p> In particular, one of the things that annoys me...

WCF Channel and BeginTryReceive

I'm going over some WCF custom transport channels I had worked on recently and noticed something that made me suspicious right away that something was wrong: Using my custom channel listener, only a single message would be processed at a time, even though several messages were being fed to WCF....

Why I dislike Edit and Continue

Some people, particularly former VB developers, cannot live without Edit & Continue support in the Visual Studio debugger. While I agree that the feature can be useful at times, it can be easy to abuse, but that's not my main problem with it. </p> What I can't stand about Edit...