WSDAPI application crash on Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008

Dan Driscoll has posted an article on his blog that might be interesting for any of you that have recently started working on WSD (Web Services on Devices) [also known as Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS)] – WSD is one of the new features exposed in the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 release.

Dan’s article describes a problem that applies to applications running on the desktop version of WSDAPI (i.e., under Windows Vista or Server 2008).  This does not apply to WSDAPI-based apps running under Windows CE.

The problem may arise in two scenarios:

  • You have a service object hosted by the WSDAPI device host.  A wire message triggers a call into this service method.  Shortly after your service method returns, your application crashes.
  • You have a client-side event sink and have subscribed to events from a service.  When an event arrives, WSDAPI enters your event sink method.  Shortly after your event sink method returns, your application crashes.
  • More information is available on Dan’s blog.

    – Mike