Developing Windows Applications by Mykola Dudar

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  • Blog Post: Final version of WWSAPI for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 and my plans

    In today's post: Check out this post that announces availability of the final version of WWSAPI runtime for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008. This version corresponds to the one released in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.Please make sure to regenerate all code using the new...
  • Blog Post: New article on connecting native C++ code and WCF web services

    Nishant Sivakumar has put together a great article describing how to use WWSAPI to build native code clients to WCF services and how to implement web services in native C++ code using WWSAPI. You may find it on code codeproject.com . Thanks Nish!
  • Blog Post: Quick follow up on the talk during TechReady9

    If you had a chance to attend my talk during TechReady9, you may find below the links to the content I have mentioned during the talk. Thanks everyone for great questions, all feedback and comments. Looking forward to chat with you more and dig deeper into how Windows Web Services can help your customers...
  • Blog Post: Sample of C++ Client to Exchange Web Services

    For sometime I thought that I should post a native code sample of a client code to Exchange Web Services . After all, we have used WSDL for EWS to tune wsutil.exe and test interoperability during developement of WWSAPI. I have even built a prototype but never had a chance to finish it. However, after...
  • Blog Post: New videos on how to build web services in C++ on Windows Server 2008 R2

    You can now find two more videos on building both client and service in native C/C++ code on Windows Server 2008 R2. There are on the channel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/WWSAPI . The videos show step by step creation of a client and a service from the sample I used during TechEd 2009 . You can find...
  • Blog Post: Release Candidate of Windows Web Services API for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

    Updated on 10/01/2009 - This version is not available anymore. Windows Web Services API Release Candidate is now available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. The table below summarizes level of Service Packs and CPU architectures supported by the Release Candidate...
  • Blog Post: Follow up from building web services in native C/C++ code session at TechEd 2009

    Thanks everyone for attending the session on building web services in C++ code during TechEd 2009! I greatly appreciate all your questions, comments and suggestions. Please fill out the evaluation of this session if you have done this yet. To evaluate this session, open Session List page, search for...
  • Blog Post: How to use tracing with the RC version of Windows Web Services

    Tracing in Windows Web Services uses Event Tracing to let you know about what happens inside the WWS runtime after your code calls into the API. Tracing is available on all versions of Windows we support (XP, Vista, 2003, 2008 and 7). In case of Windows 7, once you install Windows 7 Release Candidate...
  • Blog Post: Release Candidate version of Windows Web Services in Windows 7 RC

    You have probably already noticed that Windows 7 Release Candidate became available earlier this week. To continue using Windows Web Services on Windows 7 Release Candidate, you need to download Windows SDK for Windows 7 RC . It is available in ISO and Web Setup format. Web setup allows you to install...
  • Blog Post: All resources for connecting native C/C++ code to web services on one page

    For some time I was planning to put together one page with top resources available to developers to start using WWSAPI. Yeasterday I have finally found time to do it. Here it is: http://blogs.msdn.com/nikolad/pages/connecting-c-c-and-web-services.aspx I will keep updating this page with new resources...
  • Blog Post: Connecting native C/C++ code and Web Services using WWSAPI

    On this page, you can find links to all resources available for connecting C and C++ code and web services. Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) is a unified framework for building SOAP based web services and clients to them. It provides the support for the core WS-* and .NET-* protocols around building...
  • Blog Post: Building Web Services on Windows - What to use?

    I came across a great post from Dan Driscoll in which he outlines which stacks are available on Windows for building web services. He is absolutely right in describing the purpose of all 4 stacks available and it worth of quoting him. Here are 4 stacks available on Windows with my comments on each of...
  • Blog Post: Need help with connecting your native C/C++ code and web services using WWSAPI?

    If you have started using Web Services API and building either clients to web services or web services in native code, here is an event where the product team that works on the API can help you. On May 19-21 there will be WWSAPI-specific "virtual lab" scheduled as part of "Enterprise Network Solutions...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Native C/C+ code up to the Cloud (Windows Azure)

    If you have attended MIX 2009, you may already know that with Windows Azure Tools and SDK March 2009 CTP it is now possible to bring native C/C++ code onto the Azure Services cloud. If you are like me who was not at MIX 2009, you may find a compilation of links to interesting videos in this post . In...
  • Blog Post: Talks and blogs on building web services in native C/C++ code in Italian

    If you speak Italian, there are two great resources to learn more about connecting your native C/C++ code and web services. Raffaele Rialdi has started series of posts on his blog about how to use API for building both web services and clients to them in native code. He has presented the API in a...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming talks on Windows Web Services API.

    If you are interested in learning more about Windows Web Services API and how to use them to connect native code and web services, here are the upcoming events for you. 1. Microsoft Virtual TechDays for Developers take place on April 1, 2009. You can participate in an online meeting where we will...
  • Blog Post: Filling out binding template for CreateServiceProxy() call

    I have seen several questions about how to fill out a binding template for CreateServiceProxy(). Here are two examples which I believe should help you with this task. In the first example, I increase the size of messages allowed for the client to send to the service. To do that the code changes the...
  • Blog Post: Demo of native code client to WCF services and native code web service using Windows Web Service API

    I have uploaded the solution I have been using during MVP summit to demonstrate Windows Web Services API. This solution demonstrates three things: Using WWSAPI, it is possible two build both clients and web services completely in native code. Both clients and web services built using WWSAPI...
  • Blog Post: Release of WWSAPI Beta for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008

    Updated on 10/01/2009 - This version is not available anymore. Great news! The Beta version of WWSAPI for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 is available now on the Connect site for Windows Networking . This release contains the same version of the runtime as in...
  • Blog Post: Creating native code C/C++ client to WCF services that uses wsHttpBinding with WWSAPI

    Several developers have asked me this question and I have decided to create one blog post with the answer. If you use Windows 7 Beta version of wsutil.exe, you would see that it might not generate _CreateServiceProxy helper function in some cases for services that use WsHttpBinding. In Beta, wsutil.exe...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video on Windows Web Services API.

    I have just learned that there is a video on WWSAPI at Channel9. Back in October of the last year, Yochay Kiriaty , Phil Pennington and myself got together to talk about the API. Yochay and Phil has come prepared with a long list of questions. I have tried to answer all of them. It was fun discussion...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for a failure to retrieve automatic proxy settings on Windows 7 Pre-Beta

    When using Web Services API on Windows 7 Pre-Beta build 6801.0, you may get the following error in: Failure errorCode=0x803d0015 Failed to retrieve the automatic proxy settings. The proxy could not process the request. There is a work around to the issue. Here is what you have to do: ...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability between WCF and Windows Web Services API

    If you have questions about interoperability between Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI), the best person to ask is Hao Xu . Hao has started sharing his expertise in this area on his blog the last week. Check out his first posts on how to build interoperable native...
  • Blog Post: Forum on Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI)

    The forum on WWSAPI has been just become public. Please post your questions here http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wwsapi/threads/ You need to get ID on social forums in order to participate in discussions. Looking forward to answering your questions.
  • Blog Post: Building web services in native C/C++ code – PDC 2008 talk slide deck and demos

    Hello! Thank you everyone who attended the talk on Windows Web Services API at PDC 2008. For those who could not make it, I am attaching to this post a version of a slide deck and demos I have been using. Remember that you need to have Visual Studio 2008 and Windows SDK for Windows 7 pre-Beta to build...
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