Some VS Features I Enjoy

While I spend a lot of my time working on Visual Studio, I don't talk much about some of the features that I tend to use a lot. Here are some basic ones I use day in and day out: VC++ 6.0 Keyboard Bindings I've never liked and never got used...

Pipeline Testing for BizTalk 2004

Last week I finally took some time and build a version of my Pipeline Testing library that can be used in Visual Studio .NET 2003 to test BizTalk pipelines and custom pipeline components in BizTalk 2004. However I am not releasing it right now, as the current version is slightly...

MsmqListenerService Concerns

Jon Flanders posted a comment on my post yesterday about the changes in the new release of my MsmqActivities sample regarding the new subscription persistence functionality. I was going to respond on another comment, but I think this might be important enough to warrant its own post. Here's Jon comment:...

OperationDescription and the SOAP Action

Yesterday I posted a question on the Windows Communication Foundation forums about how to get the SOAP Action associated with a given operation when all I had was the OperationDescription for it. I had been looking for a while and had not been able to make the connection. Here's what...

MsmqActivities v1.1 Released

I’ve just uploaded a new release (v1.1) of my MSMQ Activities for Windows Workflow Foundation. This release does a few general fixes and polishes a few things here and there, but the largest change is a modification of the MsmqListenerService runtime service used by the MsmqReceiveActivity to listen to the...

WCF Metadata Publication and Others

Ralph Squillace posted an walkthrough entry of how metadata publication (MEX + WSDL) is enabled in Windows Communication Foundation. Besides discussing the configuration aspects, he also briefly touches on how those aspects affect the runtime behavior. This came at a perfect time for me because I spent a few hours...

IServiceBehavior, IDispatchMessageInspector and Endpoints

You can inject an IDispatchMessageInspector implementation in Windows Communication Foundation on the server side either through an IEndpointBehavior or through an IServiceBehavior. Doing it through an endpoint behavior is quite obvious how to do it, but I didn't see much documentation (at least up to date one) on how you...

Now Available in Print

My good friend Christian Weyer reprimanded me today because my weblog was rather impossible to print. Unfortunately, he was completely right; when I did the redesign of the site it never even occurred to me to consider that someone might want to print it, so it really was rather useless...

What is a Collection?

Just found Mads Torgersen's blog on the MSDN site; check out his first serious entry here on what the definition of a collection is and how it affected the C# 3.0/LINQ design. Technorati: LINQ, C#, .NET<br />

A Discussion on Workflow Persistence

I've been having a discussion with Jon Flanders on the WF forums regarding some of the behaviors and semantics of how Workflow persistence works, particularly in regards of how and when workflow persistence and loading/unloading might happen and how it may affect custom event activities. Lots of good stuff there...