Using Soap Extensions to provide progress notification for Web Service calls

28 במאי 2007

It's been a year since I last posted an article on CodeProject. That article was called Serialization with .NET 2.0 Generics. I enjoyed writing that article and I got a lot of good feedback. This time the topic is web method calls and progress notification. Web method calls tend to be slow and if there's any significant amount of data to send over the wire it would be nice to report just how much as been sent/received. In the past we have used background threads and some pretty animation. I was unfamiliar with Soap Extensions, but it is a...

CAB & SCSF, Hey what's going on?

27 במאי 2007

It's been a busy week in the CAB/SCSF corner of the blogoshpere. I guess it all started with Oren's post "What I don't like the Patterns & Practices efforts". I don't know if Oren meant to be provocative, but some of his claims in that post were very much so. The post certainly had a significant effect though. Chris Holmes, an active participant on the SCSF CodePlex forum jumped to the p&p rescue with a little too personal attack on Oren in my opinion and so did Sam Gentile with this post. From there the snow ball just kept on running. Jeremy Miller joined and...
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SCSF May 2007 finally released

19 במאי 2007

We are using the CAB and SCSF and we have been waiting for this release for some time. More info on the release can be found here.Since Darrel has written a post on his reactions to this release and they reflect mine almost one to one I'm going to skip writing a long post. Just read Darrels! But you have to wonder what is going through the minds of the p&p folks during this release. I'm a little puzzled. For weeks the SCSF team has released weekly drops (almost weekly) and requested feedback. Good initiative! So I'm asking myself. Who is...

LoaderLock was detected ???

14 במאי 2007

For some time I have seen this weird error that seemed to pop up out of nowhere. When debugging a solution in Visual Studio 2005 I would occasionally get a "Loader Lock was detected. Attempting managed execution inside OS Loader lock. Do not attempt to run managed code inside a DllMain or image initialization function since doing so can cause the application to hang". I sort of ignored the error for a few days since I couldn't connect it to anything I did. Well, it only took 2 minutes on Google to find out that the offender is ITunes...