Debugging WCF services in Silverlight

Hi folks – check out this new SilverlightTV video, going over some of the common errors you may encounter when using WCF services from Silverlight: Silverlight TV 46: What’s Wrong with my WCF Service? Direct link Cheers, -Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF


Workaround for accessing some ASMX services from Silverlight 4

On this blog we normally talk about building and accessing WCF services, since that is the recommended way to build services for Silverlight. However, we continue to support ASMX services using the familiar “Add Service Reference” feature. Just recently some folks trying to talk to the ASMX services that SharePoint 2010 exposes brought an interesting…


Two samples from today’s MIX talk

Thanks to the folks who attended my talk at MIX 2010 today. As promised, I’m posting the two samples I showed. I’ll post an update when the video from my talk is available, so folks who couldn’t attend can see it. Local Search I built a Silverlight application that runs on Windows Phone 7. It’s…


Improving the performance of web services in SL3 Beta

Silverlight 3 Beta introduces a new way to improve the performance of web services. You have all probably used the Silverlight-enabled WCF Service item template in Visual Studio to create a WCF web service, and then used the Add Service Reference command in your Silverlight application project in order to access the web service. In…


What’s new with web services in Silverlight 3 Beta

Silverlight 3 beta comes with a set of exciting web services features that address key customer requests. Binary message encoding In Silverlight 2 the only supported binding was BasicHttpBinding, which encodes outgoing messages as text and sends them over an HTTP transport. This binding is great for interoperability with SOAP 1.1 services and is also…


New Web Services Features in Silverlight 2 RTW

Here is an overview of the new features added since Beta 2. SOAP Headers SOAP headers were a big customer request, so we have added headers support in this release. There are two methods to use headers, depending on the customer scenario. The easier method is useful when you need to get/set a header while invoking…


Detailed Overview of Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Web Service Features

As you have probably read already (in Scott or Tim’s posts), Silverlight 2 Beta 2 provides a set of new and improved web service features. This post will go over our Beta 2 scenarions in more detail, and we intend to follow up over the next couple of weeks and drill down into particualr features. Duplex…


Debugging Web Service Usage in Silverlight 2

(Cross-posted from http://eugeneos.blogspot.com/2008/04/debugging-web-service-usage-in.html)  Silverlight 2 Beta1 makes it easy to use Web Services based on either the WCF technology (Windows Communication Foundation), the “.asmx” technology (ASP.NET Web Services), or practically any other SOAP platform. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong with service consumption, you often run into cryptic and incomprehensible error messages that don’t help you…