Middleware stories

Random problems & solutions covering Microsoft's distributed technologies

October, 2009

  • Middleware stories

    WCF Performance Counters

    WCF offers its own set of performance counters, which allow you to observe the live performance of your services, from various aspects. However, WCF does not publish performance counter data by default, and even when enabled, you can choose which categories...
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    Avoid using Assembly.LoadFrom

    On MSDN, there’s a warning that using Assembly.LoadFrom() has disadvantages . The following could be a good illustration of the problems that may arise. Not long ago I had a customer who was using Assembly.LoadFrom() to load types into their web service...
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    Visual Basic 6 and .NET COM Interop

    This is a quite popular topic on the Internet, and this has a reason: a lot of developers need to integrate legacy components written in Visual Basic 6 with .NET. COM Interop is or should be one of the easiest ways to bring these two worlds together....
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    First post

    Hello and welcome to my blog on MSDN. My name is Ákos Szegő and I work as a Technical Lead in the EMEA Distributed Services Team in developer support at Microsoft. My team supports our customers with a variety of problems that relate to middleware...
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