I Guess This Is Goodbye

The doctors predicted my expiration for August 2018 and much to my delight and surprise, they were wrong and I’m still around kicking and causing trouble. But sadly, due to my lack of updating this blog, MSDN has decided that it must expire next month. I started this blog as a new Microsoft Program Manager…

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Response 400 (Bad Request) on Long Url

My team owns a REST service that takes a series of IDs as input and responds with documents.  Recently, a consumer of the service ran into an issue when they wanted to request 50 documents.  But the problem wasn’t the service’s ability to handle the request. The problem was the request never made it to…

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Unblocking Build Failure When Moles Not Installed

I have a solution that references a framework project and its tests.  The test project uses Microsoft Moles.  But I’m not actively working on this framework and neither are most of the users of this solution.  When I build the solution, the build fails because I don’t have Moles installed.  The type or namespace name…

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Silverlight Runtime Install Failure in VS2010 RC

If you have the latest version of the Silverlight end user runtime installed, you may see the following error after installing Visual Studio 2010 RC:   [02/10/10,18:18:55] Microsoft Silverlight: [2] Error code 1502 for this component means "The event log file is full. [02/10/10,18:18:55] Microsoft Silverlight: [2] Component Microsoft Silverlight returned an unexpected value. [02/10/10,18:18:55]…

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Visual Studio 2010 RC Now Available

You can now download the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797. Some things you should know… Silverlight 4Support for Silverlight 4 development requires a separate add on which is not immediately available for VS2010 RC.  If you’re doing Silverlight 4 Beta development, stick with VS2010 Beta 2 for now.  http://blogs.msdn.com/wpfsldesigner/archive/2010/02/09/silverlight-support-for-visual-studio-2010-release-candidate.aspx MVC 2VS2010 RC ships with…

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Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 3 SDK

Visual Web Developer in Visual Studio 2010 has support in box for Silverlight 3 development and includes the Silverlight 3 developer runtime and Silverlight 3 SDK build 3.0.40818. Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 3 included SDK build 3.0.40624. Silverlight 3 SDK build 3.0.40818 cannot be installed on machine where build…

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Silverlight 3 Tools Prerequisite: Visual Web Developer

Technorati Tags: Silverlight Tools,Visual Studio 2008 One of the prerequisites for Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio is the installation of the Visual Web Developer feature in Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  This is separate from the free Visual Web Developer Express. If VWD is not already installed with your instance of Visual Studio, you can…

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Michael Jackson’s Memorial

1.6 million people registered for tickets to the service in which Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Martin Luther King III will be participating honoring the King of Pop.  But for those of you who won’t be in Los Angeles to attend the Michael Jackson memorial, you can…

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Silverlight Tools Installation Error Codes

[Edited to included updated Silverlight 3 Tools]  When the Silverlight Tools fail to install, a log file is generated with error codes and messages.  You can open this log file from the last screen of the installer.  Or, you can find this log file in your %TEMP% directory under the name  Silverlight Tools RTW_[installation date…

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Upgrading a Web Project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3

When upgrading a project from Silverlight 2 to Silverlight 3 Beta, the asp:Silverlight and object tags in the solution’s website are not modified.  The minRuntimeVersion attribute of the object tag and the MinimumVerison attribute of asp:Silverlight control must be upated to 3.0.40307.0 <param name=”minRuntimeVersion” value=”3.0.40307.0″ … <asp:Silverlight MinimumVersion=”3.0.40307.0″  … In addition, if you use an…

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