March 2008 - Posts
In Visual Studio 2008 you can right-click a project and choose for "Add service reference" to create a proxy class for your web service. WCF preferred, of course.
But for some reason, the Visual Studio team disabled it when you're in debug mode. Something that used to work in Visual Studio 2005, so after starting a host, you could add the reference. In VS2008 this is disabled, or grayed out'.
The solution is to set your host as startup project, press CTRL-F5 so it'll be started without debugging and then you're able to choose to add the service reference.
I've been looking all around for information about Silverlight its Isolated Storage. I was doing some tests with storing files and wanted to clear the isolated storage. I'll repeat the same words for SEO purposes : clear silverlight isolated storage. :-)
After I finally found the folder myself, using Sysinternals ProcessMonitor, I searched again on the internet if anyone had referenced the folder yet. Of course the one and only Mike Taulty did. How come these three English chaps do so much great work?
The word is that the isolated storage for Silverlight is cleared when the browser cache is flushed, and perhaps it's because of the beta, but this wasn't my experience. If you want to clear the cache, go to the folder below, find the specific file(s) and delete them there.
If you want more information about Isolated Storage in Silverlight 2, check out this page.
When people want start learning about .NET in general or a specific subject like Silverlight or security, can be send to the "How Do I?" videos. I do this myself a lot of times, because a lot of videos aren't 60+ minutes.
Just as a reminder to myself, the root url is this one.
If you're ready for Silverlight 2, here are some links to help you get started.
- Guy Burstein has a complete list with all the downloads.
- If you're running into troubles, here's a list that might help you.
- Scott Guthrie has a bunch of tutorials online here.
- Scott's tutorials can also be viewed in Silverlight video at Dan Wahlin's site.
And of course the regular sites like silverlight.net.
Wouldn't you like to be able to use the Query Analyzer again? I couldn't count the number of times people have asked for the query analyzer during SQL Server sessions at conferences or at classes. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist anymore. Or at least not for public use! If you've been to sessions you might've seen Microsoft employees (or a single certain Microsoft employee ;-) use his own Query Analyzer.
There is a way to get it back though. I've heard that if enough people vote on an item in Microsoft Connect, the team can't just ignorantly close it again. That's why I'm writing this.
Click the above link and tell Microsoft it's important for you to get the Query Analyzer back by rating the item.
Last year was a surprise to developers that so much new technology was announced at MIX07. I was there and had a blast. This year I have to read the news from behind my pc. But I'm gathering all news for you and myself.
- Silverlight 2 with GoLive license.
Silverlight 2 Beta 1 for Windows
Silverlight 2 Beta 1 for Mac
- Silverlight 2 now has controls.
But that's not just it, you get source code and a lot (!) of unit tests for the controls. Always nice to have a look at.
- Silverlight on Nokia phones
Microsoft announced that with the help of Nokia they're porting Silverlight to the Nokia S60. The plan is to show it during the keynote.
- Silverlight 2 for Windows Mobile
Yeah! All my dreams coming true! First .NET Compact Framework, then WCF and now Silverlight?! What could I want more?!
See the first mobile app in Silverlight here. This is IE though! :)
- Silverlight 2 and Seadragon
Zooming in on extreme large images.
- Silverlight and Sharepoint
Read about it here.
- WPF & Shading support
Support for some cool hardware accelerated shaders! Do I hear WPF games?! :)
- Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
It's released, download here for Vista, download for WinXP here.