Saturday, February 6, 2010

WCF Binding box

The other day I was looking for the custom binding equivalent of a binary http binding with windows integrated security. 

As everyone who had the pleasure of doing this knows, dealing with WCF configuration is not straight forward. There are so many options and little caveats you need to get right it quickly becomes something of jfgi problem.

Enter the wcf binding box application!

This is an invaluable little tool that will let you convert any existing binding to it’s custom binding equivalent!

Get them while they’re hot

With the release of .net 4.0 looming (12th of april) books are starting to appear.

Here’s what I’m looking forward to, in the probable order in which these will appear on my iRex digital reader:

- Programming WCF services, 3rd edition

- CLR via C# 3rd edition

- C# in depth 2nd edition

- Pro business applications with silverlight 4

- Silverlight in action, revised edition

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Launch Date

Apparently, V.Next is coming out on the 12th of April 2010. Here’s hoping all performance issues will be solved.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

De aangevraagde waarde LINKS is niet gevonden

Like most developers I tend to use only english versions of software (win 7, visual studio, office, etc). My clients however tend to use software in their native language.  Now this shouldn’t be a problem, as we know how to develop localized applications.

Imagine my surprise however, when one of my clients can up with the following error message..


To make things worse, I couldn’t for the life of me reproduce this bug..

So, after some hours of hitting my head against the wall, it seems the error is basically a bug in the Dutch version of Vista SP 1.

For anyone who runs into this, please download the hotfix from