Microsoft .NET 2.0 and 3.0 service pack 1

As you might already know, Visual Studio 2008 upgrades both .NET 2.0 and 3.0 to service pack 1. You can also download both service packs by themselves (.NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1) to manually apply them to a Visual Studio 2005 installation.


Security settings for this service require ‘Anonymous’ Authentication but it is not enabled for the IIS application that hosts this service.

You might get a “Security settings for this service require ‘Anonymous’ Authentication but it is not enabled for the IIS application that hosts this service.” exception when configuring security for WCF services. The reason for such an error is simple: you are exposing an endpoint that requires anonymous auth and anonymous access is not allowed on…


Visual Studio 2008 SDK v1.0

For you fans of Visual Studio extensibility the VS 2008 SDK is already available. For a whole page of resources on extensibility look here.


Visual Studio 2008 is out!

As you all probably know, yesterday Visual Studio 2008 was released in its RTM version. You can download trial versions ot it here. Visual Studio 2008 ships the C# language in its third version. You can download the C# v3.0 specification from here.


Whitepapers on .NET 3.5

The following nice set of whitepapers written by the authoritative David Chappell is available for download at Microsoft: Introducing the .NET Framework 3.5 Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation Introducing Windows Communication Foundation Dealing with Diversity: Understanding WCF Communication Options in the .NET Framework 3.5


Line Of Code Counter tool

Just a few days ago Microsoft has released this nice free tool called “Microsoft Line Of Code Counter” that does just what the name says: it counts lines of code inside source code files. This tool is a Framework .NET 2.0 application that comes already configured to understand the syntax of a set of programming…


Remove the Open button from the File Download dialog box in Internet Explorer

I casually discovered that you can easily avoid to display the Open button shown by the File Download dialog box in Microsoft Internet Explorer by placing the following tag in your web page:<head>  <META name=”DownloadOptions” content=”noopen”></head>It works only with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.


Code Protection SDK for .NET from Microsoft

Disassemblers and decompilers are sometimes essential tools in a developer’s toolbox but it is true that they also expose code to be easily reversed and even patched. A few days ago Microsoft has released version 2.0 of the Software Licensing and Protection Services SDK that can be a great platform on which to develop your licensing system and a…