PipelineTesting: Pre-built Pipelines and Messages

Here are some more syntax examples for the new library version: 3. Using pre-built pipelines: If you have existing, already compiled, BizTalk pipelines, I currently have two options for using them: ReceivePipelineWrapper pipeline = Pipelines.NewReceive(typeof(MyPipeline)); Or: ReceivePipelineWrapper pipeline = Pipelines.NewReceive();</pre></p> 4. Adding Document Specifications:</p> It's also important to add any...

Codekana

I just noticed that Jon, the guy behind ViEmu, is talking a bit about an upcoming product: CodeKana. I haven't downloaded or installed it yet, but it looks like it might be a useful tool for Visual Studio. That said, certainly at least part of what it does is already done...

PipelineTesting: Creating Pipelines

Here are some options I'm exploring for creating pipelines for testing. 1. Using default pipelines To use standard pipelines right now you need to reference Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines and do something like this: using Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines; // ... ReceivePipelineWrapper receivePipeline = PipelineFactory.CreateReceivePipeline(typeof(XMLReceive)); Not hard, but a bit inconvenient. Instead, I'm thinking of: ReceivePipelineWrapper...

A Better Interface for PipelineTesting

Last year I wrote the initial version of my PipelineTesting library, a wrapper library that makes it possible to automate testing of BizTalk Server 2006 pipelines and pipeline components. Since then, I've used the library successfully on several projects and I'm extremely happy I spent the time creating it, as it has...

Vista: Strike Two

There are things that I dislike about Windows Vista, but also quite a few things that I like. Unfortunately, for the past couple of months I've been having what I consider a "deal-breaker" problem with Vista on my main Dell Latitude D820 laptop. A few weeks ago, it started happening:...

Garden of Eden - A VS2005 Color Scheme

Here's another Visual Studio 2005 color scheme: Garden of Eden. Code: </p> Xml: </p> </p> This one is based around greenish (teal) colors, and though funky, it is quite usable. Enjoy! Download Consolas_GardenOfEden.zip </p> Update: Download the Visual Studio 2008 version here. </p> Technorati tags: Visual Studio, Color Scheme </p>...

Microsoft.BizTalk.Operations

BizTalk Server 2006 comes with a library called Microsoft.BizTalk.Operations that allows you to do common operational queries on the BizTalk message boxes and tracking databases. The concept is very cool and it is something very needed for a product like BizTalk; particularly since the WMI-based API wasn't fully updated in...

Screwing with VS for Fun and Profit

Just a little something I was fooling with tonight: Technorati tags: Visual Studio

Workflow Types and Prototypes

Windows Workflow Foundation creates workflow instances either from CLR Types describing the workflow, or from an XmlReader that provides the Workflow description in XAML. In either case, I've always viewed the entire workflow definition + creation as a variation of the prototype pattern. It's a loose interpretation, of course, but...

baf:FolderName

The BizTalk Adapter Framework handles a lot of the configuration baggage for adapters automatically using property grids and an annotated XSD schema provided by the adapter management classes. Besides this, the framework allows the developer to customize how a configuration property is edited in the property grid by including annotations in...