Alex D'Angelo's Blog at Microsoft

Adding client-side helpers to service-defined contracts

Summary: When a client adds a service reference to a service, the generated classes are marked as...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/19/2009

Adding a service reference for non-http bindings

In Visual Studio it’s easy to add (or discover) a service that uses an http binding. What about...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/18/2009

Debugging FaultException: authN failed: ‘…’ of PasswordCredential

Ever see “FaultException: authN failed: ‘…’ of PasswordCredential” when trying to call a method that...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/17/2009

Debugging FaultException: matched scope not found (Access Control Service)

FaultException: matched scope not found: applies-to-address is ‘…’ This can occur when trying to use...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/14/2009

Dumping logs from the Azure Development Fabric

How to view Azure logs (RoleManager.WriteToLog ) when running under the Development Fabric: Open the...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/13/2009

Enabling network connectivity on a Windows Mobile device emulator

I’ve been experimenting with writing programs for Windows Mobile. I write the code in Visual...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/03/2009

Viewing the contents of a MUI file

Need to look at the strings in a MUI file? Here's an easy was to do it with Visual Studio: In the VC...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/01/2009

Investigation: Text Service Framework (TSF) and Keyboards

Overview Windows has an entire API for text input and interaction. The Text Services Framework (TSF)...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 07/31/2009

Access Control Service and UserNamePasswordCalculatorService

Having problems getting the Access Control Service UserNamePasswordCalculatorService sample to work...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 02/20/2009

Media Center Gadgets Video Review

jk on the Run points to a video review of the Media Center gadgets for Windows SideShow:...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 12/13/2008

Automatically implementing classes in Visual Studio 2008

VS2008 Tip: Automatically implement abstract interfaces 1) Write derived classpublic class...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 11/10/2008

Binding to a MarkupExtension that Returns a Binding

Is it possible to bind properties to a MarkupExtension that returns a Binding? Yes! The...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 10/30/2008

Media Center Gadgets for SideShow released!

We've just relased the Windows Media Center gadgets for SideShow! There are four gadgets – TV,...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 10/21/2008

Hidden Forms Windows

Trying to hide your forms window? Here are a couple sample solutions: One cumbersome solution is to...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/05/2008

Using IPC Channels and with Multiple Users

When I'm working with a new technology or concept, I find that an ultra simple, bare bones code...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 08/01/2008

Debugging a Media Center add-in

Trying to figure out how to debug a Media Center add-in? See details on how to do it at the Media...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 07/07/2008

Media Center gadget for Windows SideShow beta released

I'm currently working on the Media Center gadget for Windows SideShow. We've just put up the beta at...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 07/07/2008

Academic and Book search, RIP

I was both surprised and sad to hear that Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects are...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 05/24/2008

Looking up error codes with Err.exe

Err.exe is a great command-line utility for looking up error codes. It works with multiple sources,...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 02/27/2008

Writing gadgets for Windows SideShow

Congratulations to the Windows SideShow team on the release of the Windows SideShow Device SDK...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 01/23/2008

Multiple Desktop Resources

I've been exploring using multiple desktops in Windows and found some great resources online: Chris...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 01/18/2008

Disabling Animations in WPF

Sometimes it's useful to turn off animations to improve performance, battery life, or simply because...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 01/03/2008

Loading embedded resources in C# using GetManifestResourceStream

Did you ever add some resource (some xml, bmp, mp3, etc) to your project yet were not able to load...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 12/18/2007

I noticed the Live Search Academic website was released today and it looks great. New features...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 11/01/2007

Book review: Ajax Design Patterns

Ajax Design Patterns (by Michael Mahemoff, June 2006, 635 pages, published by...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 07/12/2007

CSS tip: Extract what's common (define class in multiple parts)

There are often cases where similar (but not exactly the same) CSS styles are defined. Avoid the...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 04/25/2007

CSS tip: Group identical classes together

There are often cases where the same CSS style is defined multiple times for different classes....

Author: Alex Dan Date: 04/24/2007

JavaScript Binding

Want to know about how JavaScript bindings work? Ed Ball has written some great articles describing...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 11/08/2006

Adding ToolTips to a List-View control

Adding a tooltip to an entry in a list-view is far simpler than MSDN would have you belive. In fact,...

Author: Alex Dan Date: 05/16/2006