October 2007 Entries

Happy Halloween...

Here is what kept me busy tonight. We are getting ready for tomorrow. My pumpkin is below. I don't know why I chose crosses, I just thought it might come out pretty cool. Designing your own pumpkin and then cutting it out takes a long time. The wife's pumpkin. She was done in 25 minutes. She watched me work on mine for another hour after she finished ......

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Windsor is Like Dad Helping with a 6th Grade Science Project...

You remember when you were in sixth grade and you did your science project all on your own, but Sally and Billy had their fathers help them? Your project looked like a sixth grader put it together, and Sally's project, well it looked more like a professional did it. Sally's project looked much more professional than yours...and why was that? Was it because Sally was just very creative and good at that kind of stuff and you weren't? Was it because she had better access to resources to complete hers? ......

WCF Faulted State Question

I'm calling a WCF service with a windows application. If the service errors (say you throw an exception from the service), it goes into the faulted state and I can't use the proxy anymore for calls. In light of realizing that your proxy can only fault once, and not wanting to do one of the two things below (from Jeff's post): Subscribe to the Faulted event of the communication object. Check the State property of the communication object before executing a service operation. I will add option three: ......

WCF Impersonation - Specifying Windows Authentication Credentials on the Service Host Side of the WCF Equation

We don't want to use AspNetCompatibility mode in case we ever want to take advantage of net.tcp or another custom binding, so is there a way to specify and implement impersonation (read: userName=,password=) on the WCF Service Host side? Did Microsoft in their infinite wisdom leave this out? I posed this question to my friend Dru today after we were having trouble finding a way to do it. So there are plenty of articles on WCF Impersonation out there, but nearly all of them originate from the client ......

WCF in IIS with Websites that have Multiple Identities

Error Description: "This collection already contains an address with scheme http. There can be at most one address per scheme in this collection. Parameter name: item" A fantastic<sarcasm> thing you may come across using WCF when you deploy to a production network is that your networks group uses more than one identity per website (most likely due to different host headers). Below is a picture of what it looks like in IIS. You get there when you right click on the website (in IIS) and select ......

Restricting Export Options in Report Manager

This doesn't really seem to be out there a lot, but a colleague of mine found this for me recently. http://sqljunkies.com/WebLo... Now if we can figure out how to override the default output so we can tell SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) not to ignore whitespace. Reports look great in everything BUT HTML when you want more than one space on items ......