WCF on IIS7 on Vista - Adding .svc Handler I’ve just formatted and reinstalled my computer yesterday. When I started to build a WCF Service on IIS 7 on my Vista machine, I got the following message: Server Error in Application “Default Web Site/...” HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension of the configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map. This is what I did to...
Test Yourself: Are you a Windows Workflow Foundation Expert? K. Scott Allen has posted 10 "hard core" WF questions to ask a job candidate. I haven't done a job interview with someone and asked him about WF, but it was nice to evaluate my knowledge of the technology. If you're using WF on a regular basis, I suggest that you take this "test" and catch up where you are missing some information. The list of answers can help. Enjoy!
Policy Injection Application Block (PIAB) and WCF The February Edition of MSDN Magazine was recently published with a great collection of articles: Roll Your Own: Create a Language Compiler for the .NET Framework Joel Pobar Silverlight: Create a Custom Expression Encoder Publishing Plug-In Laurence Moroney WF How-To: Building State Machines with Windows Workflow Foundation Keith Pijanowski Data Points: Designing an Entity Data Model John Papa Cutting Edge: Customize Controls with AJAX Extenders, Part 2 Dino Esposito Foundations: What’s New...
Just Released: Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 As I've written in my post Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap, the final release of Service Factory: Modeling Edition (v3) supports Visual Studio 2005 only. The Visual Studio 2008 release should be out around February, the same time that Visual Studio 2008 is launched. You can download the Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 release from codeplex. Watch the 15 minutes Walktrough This walkthrough provides a very brief introduction to people who either do not have a lot...
Influence the Roadmap of Windows Workflow Foundation vNext
The Windows Workflow Foundation Team is conducting a survey about your current and future usage of the technology in order to get feedback needed to prioritize the features and directions of Windows Workflow Foundation vNext.
So, If you're using Windows Workflow Foundation, and you can allow the time to participate in this survey, you can influence then next version of the technology.
Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap
Don Smith has published the September Drop of the new Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition (formerly known as Service Factory v3). This drop contains only a newer version of the Service Factory Documentation, and can be found here.
Along with this drop, Don has updated the roadmap page for this software factory. Here are the highlights from this page:
The final community release of the Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition is planned for October 30th, 2007.
This release contains the Service Contract Designer, Data Contract Designer and Host Designer.
The WSDL Import...
Service Factory v3 - New Community Drop on CodePlex
Build 117 alpha of Service Factory v3 is available for download from Community Page of Service Factory on CodePlex.
In order to get started with this new release, go through the documentation of this release. It contains instructions for setting up the factory for your development environment, and also contains an introductory walkthrough that helps you understand how to benefit from the factory.
The team is looking for your feedback, as the opportunity to make a difference before the final release is closing. If you have any feedback, please answer these questions,...
Using WF Rules Engine without any Workflow
Customer often ask me: "If all I need is the WF Rules Engine - why do I have to use Windows Workflow Foundation?"
There is something very important to be clear about - The WF Rules Engine is although a part the the technology called Windows Workflow Foundation, but it can be used without being hosted inside a business process that was built with Windows Workflow Foundation.
The WF Rules Engine has it own API that allows developers to integrate rules capabilities into their applications. It also has many extensibility points for building custom actions, conditions...
Workflow External Data Exchange Service - ExternalDataExchange
In many scenarios, a workflow will need to communicate with the application in order to get some data, or notifications about state that has changed. In order to achieve that, the workflow needs a mechanism to exchange data with the application. Speaking in Windows Workflow Foundation terms, it is called External Data Exchange.
This post explains how to communicate between a workflow and the hosting environment using the External Data Exchange Service. After reading this series of posts, you will be able to understand each of the elements in the following Diagram:
Long running workflows...
Enterprise Library (Entlib) and WCF
One of the highlights of Enterprise Library 3.1 is the integration with .
I've written a few tutorials to get you started with Enterprise Library (Entlib) and WCF.
Validating WCF Services Messages with Validation Application Block
Handling WCF Services Faults with Exception Handling Application Block
Logging WCF Services with Logging Application Block