November 2005 - Posts

Free Sql Server 2005 Service Manager

Thanks to Mike & The Daily Grind for this link.

The noticeable void of no service manager with Sql Server 2005 has been filled by this free tool:

http://www.sqldbatips.com/showarticle.asp?ID=46

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BlogJet 1.6 to support Auto Replace. Very cool!

[Via BlogJet WebLog]

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This feature is so cool that I can’t wait to show it to you. The upcoming release of BlogJet will have Auto Replace feature:

Autoreplace

You can assign a text to any word you type and the will be replaced with it.

For example, I have a HTML code assigned for “BlogJet”: <a href=”http://blogjet.com”>BlogJet</a>. When I type BlogJet… bang! It’s being replaced with a link.

Or – see this Chitika keyword? When I type Chitika it’s being replaced with my affiliate link to this system.

Oh, what if you create a keyword for “Apple” to replace it with “Microsoft”?  
This will be useful for Scoble now: if he created a rule for “Microsoft”, “Yahoo” and “Google” to replace with “I promised not to write about it”…

P.S. BlogJet 1.6 will be released soon.

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koders.com releases Visual Studio 2005 Plugin (beta)

koders.com is a site you can use to search open source projects by language and license type.

They just released a 0.9 beta plugin for Visual Studio 2005.
There are also version for VS.NET 2003 and Eclipse.

http://www.koders.com/info.aspx?c=tools

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Larkware's The Daily Grind is a must read

I sure everyone has their must read blogs.  The Daily Grind is that for me.  While I have about 155 feeds I subscribe to with RssPopper, The Daily Grind is usually the first one I read every day.   He has between 5 and 10 items of interest (software releases and other information) that are very applicable .NET developers.

Don Browning (Microsoft Certified Architect and my boss) pointed out that Mike Gunderloy who does The Daily Grind linked to my site on The Daily Grind 754.

That’s equivalent of being scobleized for me!

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CruiseControl.NET 1.0 Final is now released !!!

CCNet 1.0 Final is now released and available for download. The release is a copy of build 1.0.0.1251 from ccnetlive.

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Don't try to have Microsoft Money and Visual Studio 2005 open at the same time.

Just an FYI, but don’t try to have Microsoft Money 2005 / 2006 open at the same time as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.  It may work for a few minutes but I have found that eventually Visual Studio will crash. 
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VSTS Unit Tests: will debug but not run?

We have found a weird situation where for a certain vs.net solution, you can debug a vsts unit test but cannot run them.  When you try to run them you get this error:  (for all tests)

Unit Test Adapter threw exception: System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information..

Now, I looked at the Assembly Binding Log using fuslogvw.exe and found 6 entries.

Application Description Date/Time
 vstesthost.exe  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:54 PM
 vstesthost.exe  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.ExecutionCommon, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:53 PM
 vstesthost.exe  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.AgentObject, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:53 PM
 vstesthost.exe  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Tips.UnitTest.ObjectModel, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:54 PM
 vstesthost.exe  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Tips.UnitTest.Adapter, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:53 PM
 vstesthost.exe  msvcm80, Version=8.0.50608.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a  11/10/2005 @ 9:48:53 PM

I am guessing that it can’t find assemblies like: Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll, which reside in this directory: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies

Anyone else ever run into this?

 ** UPDATE **

I found a fix:  I removed the reference to Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework in my unit test assembly and re-added it. 

 

Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel

Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel

If you get this error when trying to use Indigo, err, I mean WCF, you need to run this command:

xws_reg /i

What happens is the ServiceModel stuff is missing out of your machine.config file.  If for some reason this doesn’t work, you can manually copy & paste the following section into your machine.config file.

    <sectionGroup name="system.serviceModel" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ServiceModelSectionGroup, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089">
      <section name="behaviors" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.BehaviorsSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="client" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ClientSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="comContracts" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ComContractsSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="commonBehaviors" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.CommonBehaviorsSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" allowDefinition="MachineOnly" allowExeDefinition="MachineOnly" />
      <section name="diagnostics" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.DiagnosticSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="extensions" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ServiceModelExtensionsSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="serviceHostingEnvironment" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ServiceHostingEnvironmentSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <section name="services" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.ServicesSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      <sectionGroup name="bindings" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.BindingsSectionGroup, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089">
        <section name="basicHttpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.BasicHttpBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="customBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.CustomBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="msmqIntegrationBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.MsmqIntegrationBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="netMsmqBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.NetMsmqBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="netNamedPipeBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.NetNamedPipeBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="netPeerTcpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.NetPeerTcpBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="netTcpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.NetTcpBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="wsDualHttpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WSDualHttpBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="wsFederationBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WSFederationBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
        <section name="wsHttpBinding" type="System.ServiceModel.Configuration.WSHttpBindingSection, System.ServiceModel, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" />
      </sectionGroup>
    </sectionGroup>

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What happened to Nullable.Wrap / Unwrap in .NET RTM ??

What happened to Nullable.Wrap / Unwrap in .NET RTM ??

We were using these methods to get/set values on nullable objects using reflection.

Anybody know?

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FolderShare is very cool

In case you haven’t already seen Microsoft’s new acquisition FolderShare, it is worth a peek. 

This free service allow you to:

  • Synch files between work and home
  • Download non-shared files from your other pc using web interface.
  • Share specific folders with friends
  • Distribute software (TestDriven.NET is using this to release their latest build)
  • etc…

 

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