Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog

Windows Communication Foundation From the Inside

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

    A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The Windows Identity Framework SDK includes samples and Visual Studio templates while the training kit includes hands-on labs and training resources. The SDK and training...
  • Blog Post: Fix for Generating Metadata Behind a Router

    When generating metadata to describe a service, an address is published for the location at which the service can be reached. This is the address to which a client of the service should address a message. Ordinarily, the metadata address is obtained by looking at the address at which the service is...
  • Blog Post: Fix for HTTP Configuration Errors using WebScriptEnablingBehavior

    I've sufficiently recovered from running the last week-long series covering fixes for WCF to do another one. This week I'll again be covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. When using the WebScriptEnablingBehavior to create an AJAX service,...
  • Blog Post: Fix to Allow Providing Outgoing Supporting Tokens

    I've sufficiently recovered from running the last week-long series covering fixes for WCF to do another one. This week I'll again be covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. A primary token provides security to a message by signing the message...
  • Blog Post: Fix to Disable Transport Security with Message Credentials

    I've sufficiently recovered from running the last week-long series covering fixes for WCF to do another one. This week I'll again be covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. This is another fix that adds the feature of using message security...
  • Blog Post: Fix to Disable Security on Responses

    I've sufficiently recovered from running the last week-long series covering fixes for WCF to do another one. This week I'll again be covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. The first fix is a new feature added to allow secure message security...
  • Blog Post: MEF Preview 9

    Here's the post that was supposed to appear last Friday. The Managed Extensibility Framework makes it easier to create and reuse extensible applications by providing a standardized model for discovering and composing application plugins. This allows you to get an off the shelf component model without...
  • Blog Post: Finding the Remote Client Address

    After being a highly-requested feature, back in .Net 3.5 we added the ability to see the network address from which the client request had arrived. Here's how it works. Participating transports capture the client's network address using whatever sources of information they have available. The transport...
  • Blog Post: Fix to Allow Customizing the Status Code when Validation Fails

    This week I'll be running a series covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. This next fix is actually to add a new feature when writing a UserNamePasswordValidator. A UserNamePasswordValidator gives you a callback method called Validate that...
  • Blog Post: Fix for Exception Reading Typed Headers

    This week I'll be running a series covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. The dispatch operation formatter is the component that deserializes a message into objects. When building the objects out of the message headers in the message, the implementation...
  • Blog Post: Full and Partial Profiles

    What is the difference between the client and full framework profiles? Which one should I target? The use of profiles has changed considerably from .Net 3.5 to .Net 4. In .Net 3.5 a client profile was introduced for Windows XP to be able to have a small web download that could run many applications...
  • Blog Post: Data Services Update Re-Released

    The December update to .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 data services has been re-released after addressing some issues with the original version. Data Services are REST-based web services that expose a data model that can be consumed by web clients. Data Services use URIs to address data from a storage system...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta and 2008 Trial VMs

    Virtual machine images for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 are now available for download. Using a virtual machine image allows you to try out software without having a dedicated machine for testing. The machine image is available in a variety of formats. On the download page you'll see that the image for...
  • Blog Post: Identity and Federation Services Releases

    Windows Identity Foundation is an add-on for .Net 3.5 that provides support for building applications that use claims-based security. Claims-based security is the model used to implement single sign on, federation, delegation, and similar types of cross-boundary security scenarios in modern systems....
  • Blog Post: Double Fixing

    Now that Windows 7 is starting to see a lot of usage, I've had a few questions about installing hotfixes from product support for WCF issues when dealing with both Windows Vista/Server 2008 and Windows 7/Server 2008R2 systems. The two platforms are not quite the same when it comes to WCF (and other...
  • Blog Post: WCF Case Studies Year 3

    Two and a half years ago I put together an initial list of case studies involving WCF from the Microsoft case study site. Yesterday I covered the year past the initial list and this time I'll go one year farther. Today's list covers roughly a year starting from the time that Orcas SP1 was released. I...
  • Blog Post: WCF Case Studies Year 2

    Two and a half years ago I put together an initial list of case studies involving WCF from the Microsoft case study site. I thought I'd give an update to gather together a list of case studies published since then. Today's list covers roughly a year stretching from the end of the previous list to approximately...
  • Blog Post: Guide to the WCF REST Starter Kit Preview

    We've got a new article up on MSDN by Aaron Skonnard that covers the most recent preview release of the WCF REST Starter Kit. The download for REST expands on the capabilities we added in Orcas for building web services with REST protocols with features such as project templates, extensions to WCF, and...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 (and Orcas SP1) SDK Released

    The final version of the Windows 7 SDK is now available. If you've been using the beta SDK releases for samples or tools, then this is the version of the SDK that you'll want to install. Here are the links to download: Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Web setup) ...
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow Sample 3.0

    DinnerNow is a sample restaurant marketplace application that demonstrates many different Microsoft web service technologies. You may have seen the application distributed as a standalone sample as well as appearing in many hands-on labs and booth demos for Microsoft developer conferences. If you've...
  • Blog Post: Managed API for Windows Features

    The Windows API Code Pack put out a new update recently (version 0.90) that adds new supported APIs to the set of managed wrappers around native Windows features. The code pack is a way to provide access to Windows features that lack an existing managed interface in the framework today, primarily for...
  • Blog Post: Required Framework Versions

    What framework versions do I need to have installed to use WCF? There have been five framework versions released plus various service packs for each version. .Net framework 1.0 (up to SP3) .Net framework 1.1 (up to SP1) .Net Framework 2.0 (up to SP2) .Net Framework 3.0 (up to SP2...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP2 Released

    The second service pack for Windows Vista has been published, along with a direct installation through Windows Update. Automated Windows Update delivery installation should be expected in the future. For WCF users, installing Windows Vista SP2 means rolling up the latest released service packs (WCF 3...
  • Blog Post: WCF at VSLive 2009 V2

    The June edition of VSLive 2009 is next month June 8th through 10th in Las Vegas. If you're interested in attending to hear about WCF, there's a dedicated track on the first day as well as some related sessions on the third day. VM3 Understanding Transactions in WCF by Michiel van Otegem ...
  • Blog Post: WCF at TechEd 2009

    TechEd 2009 is just a few weeks away now May 11th through 15th in Los Angeles. Here's what's on tap at the conference covering WCF. SOA201 A First Look at WCF and WF in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 by Aaron Skonnard Programs coordinate work. The code for coordination and state management...
Page 1 of 3 (70 items) 123