In my last post I described all steps that were needed to get a WP7 app connecting to a WCF Service using SSL and a self-signed certificate. What needs to be added to this solution is username/password authentication.
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Last few evenings I’ve been working on a WP7 app that I want to connect to a new WCF service using SSL. Since it is only in a dev environment I want to use a self-signed certificate instead of an official one. Doesn’t sound too hard, does it? It took some time before it finally worked…
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In addition to my previous post Windows Azure Table Storage in the development environment I’ve created a demo application in which responsibilities are distributed over classes in a way that hides the implementation details of Azure’s table storage.
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Lately I’ve been playing around with Microsoft Azure (for now in the offline development environment only) and it is really easy to get started. However, as easy it is to get your ASP.NET app running, it is a bit more difficult to get access to the storage part (blobs, table storage and queues). There is no straight forward how-to Continue reading “Windows Azure Table Storage in the development environment”
A while ago I came across the presentation Sustainable Test-Driven Development by Steve Freeman. In this great presentation Steve talks about writing unit-tests and how to avoid the danger of them growing to huge, complex, hard to read and hard to maintain pieces of code. Continue reading “Fluent test data builder for unit tests”
The WebBrowser control in WPF is an excellent control for embedding a web browser in your WPF application. If you want to show a HTML document in your WPF app this control is also the way to go. However, in this current version of the control Continue reading “WPF: Document binding with WebBrowser control”
This week I ran into a quite unexpected exception that was thrown when I tried to remove an object from my LINQ ToSQL DataContext:
System.InvalidOperationException: Continue reading “LINQ To SQL: Exception when removing child object from Master-Detail relationship”
InfoQ recently posted an article about a very interesting feature in Visual Studio 2008, Text Template Transformation Toolkit (also called T4). This toolkit is a standard feature of VS2008 and is all about generating text files based on templates. Continue reading “Text Template Transformation Toolkit (T4)”
LINQ uses a Deferred Execution model which means that nothing really happens until the results of the query are accessed, e.g. in a for(each)-loop. One of the advantages of this model is that you can compose complex queries in multiple steps to make them more readable. Continue reading “Deferred Execution behavior in LINQ providers”
Today I lost all my notes from the Notes gadget of the Vista Sidebar, which of course contained some very important stuff. After some research on the net it turns out that I’m not the only one who experienced this problem…
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