XmlSerializer Faults

There’s a new WCF feature in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 release that I just recently learned about.  It has to do with serialization of SOAP faults when using the XmlSerializer for your service rather than the default DataContractSerializer. Consider this scenario: You have elected to use the XmlSerializer for your service because of some…

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"Zermatt" Resources for Developers and Architects

I am captivated by the work going on in the identity space and as a result have created a collection of resources that I particularly like.  If you are interested in this space too and want to know where to go for information, consider these resources.    Downloads Zermatt Developer Identity Framework Articles / publications /…

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Base addresses and IIS/WAS hosted services

If you have ever hosted a WCF service in IIS/WAS then you know that the .svc file for your service is the base address.  For example, if you create a web site project called MyService using the WCF Service template, then your base address for that service will be http://localhost/MyService/Service.svc.  That is why there is…

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

Now available here. My installation took about 2 hours and 15 minutes to download and install.  Make sure you set aside some time for updating your development machine. In this post, I am going to talk about some (not all) of the features I particularly like with regard to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).  Refer to…

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Preventing the WCF Service Host from launching in Visual Studio 2008

One of the great new features of Visual Studio 2008 is the new tools for WCF developers.  No longer is it necessary to code up your own test host and test client applications to test your service.  This functionality is provided for you automatically thanks to the WCF Service Host and WCF Test Client.  This significantly…

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