Best fonts for doing demo using VS

For presentation, start VS, go to Tools->Options, under Environment/Fonts and colors, choose Lucida Console, and font size 14. Choose Courier New, and font size 10 for writing code.  

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How to distribute my public key portion of the cert to the Client in an "SSL" fashion

Distributing x.509 is always a painful thing, and using WCF, it no long is. In the WCF configuration, there is a knob in the configuration which helps the client to get the public key portion of the certificate in an “SSL” fashion.      <bindings>      <wsHttpBinding>        <!–         This configuration defines the security mode as Message…

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What cert shall i use for WSE 3.0

If you are going to request one certificate from a cert authority, then you probably need to explicitly ask for the following key usages: Digital Signature, Key Encipherment and Data Encipherment. Use the mmc or WseCertificate3.exe tool to view the key usages from a certificate.

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configuration entry intellisense

Wondering how do you ever get intellisense while writing configuration files using VS? Here is why? All the scchemas for VS are defined at {…}\VisualStudio\bin\i386\xml\schemas\dotNetConfig.xsd   If you have got some schemas definiations, just add it there. But please make sure you have a backup before you mess anything up.    

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The .svc page only show the text value of the .svc file

Your IIS needs to link the .svc extension to the aspnet_isapi.dll. You can this by right click on your v-root from IIS manager. on the virtual directory tab, click on the Configuration button, and you will see the mappings tab, look for the entry with  .svc with excutable path map to aspnet_isapi.dll on your framework…

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403.1 error while hosting WCF service using IIS

If you are getting 403.1 error while hosting WCF using IIS, then you might be using the wrong directory name. Let us say you want to host your service at http://localhost/A/service.svc  And the physical location of the service.svc file must be under the directory A.  {any local directory on your computer}/A/service.svc Hope this helps!

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TechEd China is fun

Delivered two talks at the Tech Ed China Beijing stop. One on WCF security and the other one on WSE 3.0. Both talks went quite well. Check out the photos from this: http://www.microsoft.com/china/technet/teched/introduction/teched2006.asp Found that quite a few customers are using WSE or WCF to send huge documents.

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