In my previous posts I’ve written about my experiences with WorkflowServices and Silverlight. Troubleshooting Workflow Services / Silverlight Using Workflow Services and Silverlight Together WorkflowServices, CanCreateInstance and Silverlight Problem with Extensions This morning I got an email notification that someone had posted a question about my Silverlight / State Machine Workflow Service sample on MSDN Code Gallery. “Downloaded current version and ran. Generated remote server not found error at: public SecurityDoor.SecurityWeb.AuthorizeResponse EndAuthorizeKey(System.IAsyncResult result) Can you
help? Thanks.” Since I just updated this sample to use the most recent version of Microsoft.Activities.Extensions I was concerned that I may have broken the sample code somehow. I finally figured out the problem and I thought it might be useful to share with you the cause in case you run into this. Step 1: Reproduce the problem I downloaded the bits from Code Gallery and ran the sample in the debugger. Sure enough this is what I saw. Step 2: Look at the Visual Studio output window for exceptions My...(Read whole news on source site)
In this episode, I show how to use the profiling tools in Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate to identify performance issues in your applications. You'll see two profiling methods: Sampling and Instrumentation. Sampling collects data on the CPU methods are using. Instrumentation collects data on how much time each method takes to run. Once you know which areas of your code are most impacting performance, you know where to start looking for ways you can improve that performance.
So it’s day four, and we are moving right along with the 12 Days of Silverlight series. There has been a lot of text changes added to Silverlight 5 to help address some layout needs that have been expressed. So I thought we would take a look at one of these additions today. On the [...]
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I previously posted a NuGet PowerShell downloader script, which is handy for downloading a local NuGet repository. There are several common uses: It's used in corporate environments where network policies prevent developers from accessing NuGet.org It's useful in cases where development teams want to build a customized feed with specific packages It's a great backup for presentations involving NuGet, especially on overloaded conference wi-fi Note: Now, look, I'm happy if the first two help you out, but that's not what I wrote it for.
I wrote this because I was tired of watching speakers at conferences have problems installing NuGet packages and complaining about the slow conference wi-fi. Of course it's slow, it's always slow (it's not lupus, it's never lupus!). If you're doing a presentation that involves you installing a NuGet package, part of your prep needs to be verifying that you have the required packages on your machine. Matthew Podwysocki recently told me he was getting a call depth overflow error with the script. We looked at it, and it turned out that the problem was that he was...(Read whole news on source site)
source: brilliantvision With Windows Phone 7 Mango you are able to create your own Live Tiles. To be more precisely, you can specify content, titles and images for the front side as well as for the back side. The images can be web images or some pictures from your isolated storage. Sometimes it may be necessary to build a Live Tile like the one of the Contacts Hub. As you can see I’ve created a tile with 9 custom images inside of it. These photos are loaded by a background agent and dynamically merged to