With WCF now being around for some time, it supports many protocols, mainly SOAP, but it does also support Rest, the question is how do you do it? Well I have got the sample working from the MSDN Magazine. If you’d like the full detailed explaintation then you can go to An Introduction To RESTful Services With WCF
MSDNMagazine.zip (64.82 kb)
Some times you need to cast from one object to the other, and then back again, the easiest way of doing this is using Interface casting, I’ve generated this simple project which show how it works.
Interface Tests.zip (34.05 kb)
MVC 2 has been released, I’ve been developing an application using the RC and I am very happy with the new features, there are so many, Areas, Auto-Scaffold UI Helpers with Template Customization which I just love.
I’ve just had to un-install my MVC 2 RC and install the official release of MVC 2 and it worked without any problems.
- New Strongly Typed HTML Helpers
- Enhanced Model Validation support across both server and client
- Auto-Scaffold UI Helpers with Template Customization
- Support for splitting up large applications into “Areas”
- Asynchronous Controllers support that enables long running tasks in parallel
- Support for rendering sub-sections of a page/site using Html.RenderAction
- Lots of new helper functions, utilities, and API enhancements
- Improved Visual Studio tooling support
To download click here
For more details check out Scott Gu’s blog on MVC 2 Released
Enums are a wonderful addition to .Net, but won’t it be nice to have a real world description that you can display to the user interface? Well you can, and here is how define an attribute (or use existing DisplayNameAttribute) and annotate your enum with names as additional meta-data:
public enum Unit
I know that conditional breakpoints have been around for some time, I just keep forgetting how to set it, so I though it should be time write how to set a conditional breakpoint on my blog.
When you only want to break under certain conditions, you can right-click on a breakpoint red circle (or go to the Breakpoints Window and bring up the context menu on a given breakpoint) and select Condition to bring up the dialog box for conditional breakpoints.
You’re given two options: break only when the specified expression is true or break only when the specified value has changed. For this example, since I’m in a for loop, i’ll break when the value of result.Id == 22.
You’ll notice that the breakpoint circle now has a red plus on it to indicate it is conditional.