WSE 2.0 and WCF interoperability

I finally had some free time to read William Tay's (aka Softwaremaker) article on Interoperability between WSE 2.0 and WCF. Cool stuff, very informative, and I'm sure it will be useful in the coming months once WCF is released.

VS2005 using 100% CPU

I'm getting this fairly consistently these last few days: After 4 or 5 hours of use, Visual Studio 2005 starts to just use 100% CPU. It doesn't hang (quite), just uses all CPU available even if you minimize it or close all documents. Closing VS and opening it again usually...

Connecting to Multiple DBs and NHibernate

"Let him who hath understandingreckon the number of the beastfor it is a human numberits number is one.zero.two"I just spend the better part of today trying to figure out why NHibernate 1.0.2 was generating incorrect SQL for a query. The situation was like this:I had a simple class hierarchy consisting...

Setting attachment filename with the SMTP Adapter

In BizTalk 2004, if you wanted to specify how an attachment filename was defined when sending an email through the SMTP adapter, you'd need to use the SMTPUtils class (whose code was included in the BizTalk documentation), like this:SMTPUtils.Part.SetFileName(Message, filename);In BizTalk 2006, however, using SMTPUtils is no longer necessary, thanks...

ITypedList and PropertyDescriptors

A few days ago, Ayende mentioned a problem he ran into while using BindingList and databinding against a grid when the list contained a mixture of objects from classes in a class hierarchy, and proposed a solution involving the use of a custom TypeDescriptionProvider class.</P> I suggested that perhaps implementing ITypedList...

Commerce Server 2007 Dev Edition Free

Ryan Donovan announces that the Developer Edition of Commerce Server 2007 is now available and it's now free (for developer work only). Bold move on the Commerce Server team! It will be interesting to see if this gets picked up by some of the other Server teams at Microsoft.

70-235: Check

Like Bryant Likes, I found out this weekend it seems I passed exam 70-235 for BizTalk Server 2006 which I took while it was in beta. It's a big leap from a couple of years ago that I passed the BizTalk 2000 exam (I never bothered with the BizTalk 2004...

Vista 5472: not so good

Following Sam's lead, I went ahead and installed Vista build 5472 on my laptop this morning. Unfortunately, my experience wasn't as good as Sam's. I did install Vista Business instead of Ultimate, but hopefully that shouldn't be a significant difference.The Good Installation went pretty much without a hitch all the...

ICustomTypeDescriptor and DataBinding in .NET 2.0

I've been spending some time for a while now in Windows Forms land in .NET 2.0 with lots of databinding, taking advantage of (and implementing) things like IBindingList, ITypedList and a few other goodies. However, while trying to figure out how to do something, I did ran into a fairly...

Nullable: No comparison for you!

While doing some work with nullable types in .NET 2.0 (a very nice feature overall), I ran into a very annoying limitation of System.Nullable: It doesn't implement IComparable or IComparable. Don't know how I missed this one before! I guess I can understand why it doesn't, but, in retrospect, I...