Yes, you CAN use "firm" XAML Services in AppFabric

First of all, I don’t actually have a better term for tradtional use of XAML compiled as part of an assembly (BAML format) other than to coin the term “firm” XAML in response to the now common term, “loose xaml” (.xamlx files). If you have a better term, come tell me, OK? So the purpose…

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Map private properties with EF Fluent API

So until we get EF 4.2 and the support for enumerations as first class citizens those of us needing support have resigned ourselves to the simple fact that we are forced to expose a property for the integer value for EF to use and wrap that value with a convenience property that casts it as…

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Specifying Specific Dependencies with Windsor Fluent Registration

So it’s become apparent that the documentation (actually concrete examples in my personal opinion) for Windsor Container are a little lacking in the area of showing people how to indicate a specific component instance registration for depenency injection. At least once a week I get an email on the topic asking my “how-to” knowledge. After…

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SQL Tip of the Day

HAd this passed to me from the SQL Tips DL here at the ‘soft and decided to repost it here to 1. remember about it and 2. share the tidbit INSERT MULTIPLE RECORDS WITH TABLE VALUE CONSTRUCTOR Author: Saleem Hakani (Microsoft Corporation)   Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to insert multiple rows…

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Windsor Container Series

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Windsor Container. Here’s a really great series of Advanced Windsor Container Tricks posts that I am linking here for reference Registering Delegates  & A Delegate Factory Facility Auto registration How to resolve arrays How to register and use decorators The Startable Facility The EventWiring Facility How…

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