The .NET Endpoint

Blog by the .NET and AppFabric teams about WCF and WF development, deployment, and management

Goodbye .NET Endpoint, Hello AppFabric Team Blog

Over the last year you’ve heard us talking about both Windows Azure AppFabric and Windows...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 05/16/2011

Using DataContracts with WCF Web API

A few folks have been asking if it is possible to serialize/deserialize using the...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 05/14/2011

How to eliminate tempuri.org from your service WSDL

tempuri.org is the default namespace applied to WCF Services and Workflow Services.  You can...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 05/12/2011

WCF Extensibility – Operation Selectors

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 05/10/2011

Constraining what activities can be dropped on a custom activity designer in Windows Workflow Foundation 4

When designing a custom activity that can be used as a container for other activities, you may want...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 05/09/2011

Microsoft.Activities and Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting now available via NuGet

When I first saw NuGet I knew I had to find a way to take advantage of this great new way to deliver...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 05/09/2011

WCF scales up slowly with bursts of work

A few customers have noticed an issue with WCF scaling up when handling a burst of requests....

Author: Dustin Metzgar Date: 05/04/2011

WCF Extensibility – Message Formatters

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 05/03/2011

How to detect if the .NET Framework Platform Update 1 is installed

Humans Go to Control Panel / Programs / Programs and Features / View Installed Updates Use the...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 04/29/2011

WCF Extensibility – IParameterInspector

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/28/2011

Programmatically calling validation in a rehosted Workflow 4 designer

The workflow designer has a rich programming model that supports communication with the host. A...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 04/27/2011

How to create a WF4 WorkflowServiceHostFactory for AppFabric Auto-Start

Sometimes when using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4) you need to create a custom...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 04/27/2011

WebSockets, RIA/JS and WCF Web API at MIX, a whole lotta love for the web

MIX was indeed a busy time for the WCF Team. We delivered several talks, and released several shiny...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 04/24/2011

WCF Extensibility – Message Inspectors

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/23/2011

WF4 State Machine User Experience

State machine is a well-known model for event-driven workflows and a highly requested feature from...

Author: DotNetBlogger Date: 04/20/2011

WCF Extensibility – Runtime

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/19/2011

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1 released today, 4/18/2011. The Microsoft .NET...

Author: Steve Danielson Date: 04/18/2011

WF 4 hosting options: IIS, AppFabric, and Windows Service

Most of the Windows Workflow Foundation samples use workflows that are hosted in a console...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 04/18/2011

WF4 Versioning Spike: Planning for Change

In my investigation of versioning issues with Windows Workflow Foundation I’ve come to one important...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 04/13/2011

WCF Extensibility - IOperationBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/12/2011

The .NET 4 Platform Update and WF4 State Machine

Update: This went live 4/18/2011, and there are more details here: Microsoft .NET Framework 4...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 04/11/2011

WCF Extensibility – IEndpointBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 04/05/2011

(WF4) Why can’t I change the TypeArgument of Switch<> or FlowSwitch<> using the property grid?

I don’t remember anyone ever actually asking me this, but I found myself wondering the question...

Author: tilovell09 Date: 03/31/2011

PDC10–WF4 Session “Windows Workflow Futures”

Last year we at PDC10 we gave you a preview of the next release of Windows Workflow...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 03/31/2011

WCF Extensibility – IContractBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/30/2011

WCF Extensibility - IServiceBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/28/2011

AppFabric WCF HTTP Service Template

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 03/23/2011

WCF Extensibility – Behaviors

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and...

Author: CarlosFigueira Date: 03/22/2011

ASP.NET WF4 / WCF and Async Calls

How should you use WF4 and WCF with ASP.NET?  For this post I’ve created a really simple...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 03/21/2011

Cancelling a WF4 AsyncCodeActivity

Even when AsyncCodeActivity.Cancel is called, the activity will still execute the EndExecute method,...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 03/16/2011

endpoint.tv - WCF Web HTTP (REST) Test Tool Preview

The other day, I walked by the office where our team members from Shanghai work while in Redmond and...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 03/16/2011

AppFabric WCF Service Template (C#)

Now available Download the AppFabric WCF Service Template C# Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 03/11/2011

Using a WF4 SymbolResolver to access host environment information

To access environment information from within an activity, you'll need to use the...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 03/10/2011

Error message in WF4: "The argument of type '' cannot be used. Make sure that it is declared on an activity."

The following error might occur when an activity executes: The argument of type '<type>'...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 03/09/2011

Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/07/2011

WCF Web APIs Roundup–Volume 2

Been a while since our last roundup and since my last blog post for that matter! Fortunately there’s...

Author: The Real Glenn Block Date: 03/06/2011

WF 3.5 Persistence and Tracking: Two databases or one?

This refers to the previous version of Workflow, but it came up in a recent discussion, so I thought...

Author: Patrick D. Fletcher [MSFT] Date: 03/03/2011

WF4 Performance Tip–Cache Activities

When you create a new WorkflowConsole application you will see a line of code like this 1:...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 02/12/2011

WF4: How to Unit Test a Workflow that calls a WCF Service

“The important point is that our test can’t control what that dependency returns to our code under...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/20/2011

Windows Server AppFabric and the new Web Platform Installer (3.0)

When the new Web Platform Installer (3.0) was released I had trouble finding Windows Server...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/17/2011

WCF: 4 Tenets of Service Oriented Data Validation

Remember the 4 tenets of SOA?  One of them is that Boundaries are explicit.  When somebody...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/15/2011

WCF Spike FaultContract, FaultException and Validation

Ready to have some fun? Today I spent the day investigating WCF FaulContracts and FaultException and...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/14/2011

WF4 Versioning Spike: How To Unit Test Activity Versioning

With the work I’ve been doing on versioning I’ve had to write unit tests that verify the behavior I...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/13/2011

WF4 Versioning Spike: IIS Hosted Workflow Services

In my previous post, I’ve been exploring how changing the version of an ActivityLibrary affects a...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/10/2011

WF4 Activity Versioning Solution

In my last post I showed you how the _XamlStaticHelper class uses different semantics when loading...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/08/2011

WF4 Spike: Activity Versioning, GAC and Loose XAML

In agile software development, a spike is a story that cannot be estimated until a development team...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/08/2011

endpoint.tv - A Better State Machine Driven WPF UI

I couldn't leave this one alone. While I was making the last episode I said that there was possibly...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 01/03/2011

New Release Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting 1.71

Just posted a new release of Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting This release incorporates the Task...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 12/24/2010

WCF AppFabric Caching Caching Sample Behavior

On Thanksgiving day while I was running in the snow I had an idea – what if you could create an...

Author: Ron Jacobs Date: 12/13/2010

WCF Web APIs Roundup - Volume 1

A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex. Since then a bunch of folks...

Author: DotNetBlogger Date: 12/12/2010

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