Part 2: Using LINQ XML in your Unit Testing

Technorati Tags: Unit Test,LINQ,XML In Part 1,  we talked about creating LINQ objects  and getting data.  This time, we are going to show how to use XML with LINQ to test a SQL database.  This part is really not difficult, we are just going to cover the basics of getting started. I have made the…


An implementation of a Generic Container for WCF

I am currently writing a service using WCF.  One of the things that I need to expose is a container that wraps my results to provide counts. I came up with the below implementations.  One of the things that becomes a problem is the resulting serialization of the container name. By default, the serialized object…


Are you using LINQ? Lets get started.

So, I am going to talk about LINQ.  There are a lot of great resources out there on LINQ.  I am going to have a series of articles on building an application utilizing LINQ, WCF and other technologies. Some of the things that I want to show is how you can use LINQ as part…


Back to Posting again.

I have been busy with my work @ Microsoft.  Just in case you have not hear of what I am working on.  My team is responsible for the new forums that Expressions is using.  Try it out and let us know what you think.  A future feature that I am working on is the…


WCF and 404.3 Errors

After building, a WCF service in Windows Server 2003, I thought no big deal, for Windows Server 2008.  I deployed the service on my Windows Server 2008 machine and started getting 404.3 errors only with my WCF service.  After checking that I had all of the necessary dependencies: 3.0 Framework WCF Activation installed This can…


How To: Using Embedded Resources in a Class Library

I came across the situation, where I needed to use an embedded resource file in a class library file.  After spending much time, scratching my head trying to figure out how to get to the embedded resource.   This is what I found.  First, you will need to use System.Reflection.Assembly.  There are two important methods that are…


ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released

I am a bit late, but because of how busy I have been, I forgot to mention that ASP.NET AJAX has been released. Scott Guthrie has a great post with some great resources about what is new and resources to help you get started. Links: Download the Bits: Remember, have lots of fun…


Personal Note: This is my dog!!

 I say this cartoon, and I said “That is my dog!!”.  Link to Get Fuzzy  Technorati tags: Funny, Dog, Pet


ASP.NET AJAX Beta / CTP Release

 The ASP.NET AJAX Beta is now live.  This release includes a number of significant changes: 1) An update to and to support the release 2) A comprehensive whitepaper detailing changes between the CTP’s and Beta 3) A simple to follow migration guide to help developers 4) Updated documentation 5) A revised ASP.NET AJAX…


Free .NET Framework 3.0 eLearning Clinics

Wow, you have got to look at this!!  The WPF team is making this training available free till the lauch of .NET Framework 3.0.    More Context: Collection 5134: Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 This collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the…