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maina donaldson a pragmatist's blog February 2008 Entries
Consuming a WCF service
Adding references to WCF services is trivially easy with Visual Studio 2008, but if you're still working with 2005 there are a few things that need to be considered when referencing WCF services instead of using Add Web Reference. The following step-by-step is meant to help particularly those who have not developed WCF services but just need to consume them. It applies to both, VS 2005 and VS 2008. Prerequisite installs for Visual Studio 2005 If you are in a library, console, or Windows forms project, ......

Posted On Monday, February 4, 2008 7:12 PM

Content type error consuming a WCF service
Here's an easily misinterpreted error when consuming a WCF service that's hosted in IIS (vs. a self-hosted service): The content type text/html;charset=iso-8859-1 of the response message does not match the content type of the binding (text/xml; charset=utf-8). If using a custom encoder, be sure that the IsContentTypeSupported method is implemented properly. This typically happens with a mis-configured service. Anything that will result in a configuration or compile error will be returned as a 500 ......

Posted On Friday, February 1, 2008 5:28 PM from Word 2007
I finally switched to Vista the other day, which also meant that I lost my blog settings in Word. I just spent much more time than I felt necessary to find the API URL and so here it goes the info again for the record: Login to your geekswithblogs administration screens | Options | Configure, and check the box "Allow Web Service Access". Open Word and choose New …. | New blog post If this is the first time you bring up the blog post template the Account wizard should pop up automatically. Otherwise, ......

Posted On Friday, February 1, 2008 2:40 PM

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