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May 2008 Entries

Clean Up WCF Clients : The Right Way
As I've done more and more WCF work recently, I've noticed an intermittent problem running my unit tests. The host seemingly hangs for no obvious reason. Eventually the connection times out and produces the following in the service log: System.ServiceModel.Communi... System.ServiceModel, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934... Stopping the host and client and re-running the test allows it to pass without issue. The problem is related to the way ......

Posted On Friday, May 23, 2008 5:12 PM | Comments (12) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio ]

Call For Help - Thunderbird resets my sort order
I've been using the Thunderbird mail client for a while now, and overall I like it. I've got a number of add-ons that let me download my web mail from Yahoo, GMail, Hotmail and the like. I've got all my email accounts available in a single client application. So far so good. I do have a pet peeve however, maybe its a bug, maybe not. It sure feels like a bug. I did some googling but found no one else reporting this behavior, so maybe its my configuration. But I found no configuration setting to support ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:03 AM | Comments (7) | Filed Under [ General Geekiness ]

Developing Windows Services
I've been developing and debugging a windows service for my current project. Working with a Windows service is very much like working with a console app, with the startup and shutdown logic separated into the servicebase's start and stop methods. Debugging a Windows Service Unlike a console app, however Visual studio can't run a windows service and automatically attach the debugger (no Run-with-Debugger (F5) support). Not to fear, its easily enough to attach the debugger to the windows service. In ......

Posted On Saturday, May 10, 2008 11:48 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio ]

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