OK - for the first time I am running Vista. I am really impressed so
far. Looks nice and work great - that’s how we want to have it, isn’t
it? That all Mac users probably goes bananas over all the
Mac-OS-rip-offs is nothing to care to much about.
Also this is my first posting using Windows Live Writer, which is Microsoft’s
blog-writer program. It also seems to work great.
Let’s post and see
[UPDATE… five seconds later]
Oh yeah - it works ;)
Debugging WCF Service - the Service attribute value in the ServiceHost directive could not be found
We’ve got the “the Service attribute value in the ServiceHost
directive could not be found” error message when we renamed (and moved)
and .svc-file. There are not a very good
support for that in Visual Studio 2008.
The error message we’ve got had to do with us forgetting to rename the
class that implemented our interface for the service (the
one with the operation-contract on it).
Here are the places you’ll need to search and replace when you
do a rename:
The .svc-file itself
The markup-file of the .svc-file
The web.config of the service
The class that implements your service-contract interface
Then you’ll have some trouble to update the reference that the clients
are using. Better remove it and then add it again.
not very pretty this..
Recording of Priority - DONE!
OK - the weekend has now come to an end. We are all very tired - but also happy. We made it - and most of it sounded very good also. I think the CD will be very nice to listen to and with a strong message built into it. We have prayed for the message to be clear and for any listener to be blessed by the tone from God. The highlight of the weekend was probably the recording of the title track Priority which came of very good. An excellent piece by Anders Beijer based on the hymn tune “Slane”. It is associated with the lyrics “Be thou my vision”. On a personal note the last day of the recording sessions were nerve-wrecking. The only piece left to record was the euphonium solo, Journey into Peace. Things got under way very late (about 2 hours) and we had...
Recording session II
evening was the last rehearsal before the second and last recording
session with my band, the Vasa Band.
We are really in a flow right now; we feel blessed and that God is with
us in our efforts and the playing standard is on very high level.
I am really looking forward to the weekend which will be great fun and a
lot of hard work. The pieces we are going to record are:
I Surrender All - a cornet solo by Andreas Holmlund
Priority - a “major” piece by Anders Beijer
Swing the pearly gates - swing piece (duh!) by Andreas Holmlund
Kan Kristus räkna med dig - another swing piece by Andreas Holmlund
Journey into Peace - euphonium solo by William Himes
Hawthorne march - a march from the 1920’s
I am really proud of the band and i am sure that this will be great.
Find in SourceControl - Visual Studio 2008
I have found it! In the first versions of Visual Studio Team Explorer
you couldn’t search for checked out files, wild cards or labels.
But now - from Visual Studio 2008 it is back. You can reach it from
within the Source Control with a simple right click as shown above.
How to get rid of multiple .vsmdi-files
Here is a thing that have created a lot of confusion and frustration in our projects; when you have a Microsoft Test project under source control the .vsmdi-files gets created multiple times. In one project we have 48 of them. All under source control. I have even been in contact with Microsoft but they only showed me a workaround that didn’t did the complete trick. Here is a guy that seem to have solved it. Looks very promising. What you need to do is: Delete all the vsmdi-files from Source Control Make sure that all the developers and testers deletes all the vsmdi-files locally as well Create one .vsmdi-file, by running the test locally at one workstation. Check that file into Source Control Follow the steps in this article to make the .vsmdi-files become non-mergable for the Team Foundation Server project. [UPDATE] To be able to do this you’ll need...
Publish TFS testresult as HTML
OK - this is one of thoose “now where has that file moved”-posting. When you run tests in a TFS build with MSTest a .trx-file is created. This file contains all the testresults for that run. However you can’t view it unless you have Visual Studio… (Appearently you could publish the result to the Team Foundation Server and then do a report but this is much simpler…) Here is a tool, trx2html, that converts that .trx-file into a nice HTML-report. And that report could then easily be published on the Team Portal. And here are, based on this article, some steps on how to include the functionality in your build script: Download the tool Include the RidoTask.dll in your solution or reachable on the server where the tests are run. I’ve included the dll in a solution folder in my solution, called SolutionItems\Tools Reference the msbuild task in your build...
Sprint 1 - demo-time!
project has just completed it’s first sprint; Sprint 1 (or maybe 0 since
we have done some basic decisions regarding our technology and
Again - i am amazed how far you can get if you put your will to it. This
project was initiated with a whole day meeting that was concluded by a
comment from the customer; “you know, several people has been looking
into this and said: it can’t be done. Good luck!”. Cheerful fellow ;)
But here we are - good on our way to solve the problem. The team is also
surprising me getting some pretty hard stuff done on a relative short
time span. Well done everyone!
Fingers crossed for the Scrum Demo (which for our Sprint0/1 is running
on my development machine, inside Visual Studio…. Brrr).
We are planning to setup a web camera to view the Scrum Board. This
has to do with the team being highly distributed (200 km
apart) and us still wanting to maintain some sort of contact.
However - i am lacking a lot in understanding and interest in hardware
stuff as for example web cameras. So it took me quite some time to find
a good server. But now i have: YawCam
It has all i wanted; you can stream video, it is easy to administrate
and you can do minor modification to the output/quality and such stuff.
And yeah - it’s free also ;)
Get one now! Thank you Magnus Lundvall
who created it. Great app!
WebService studio - Tools for testing webservices
I got to know about a cool tool for testing web services today. The web page that normally is created for you have the small disadvantage that you can’t invoke web services with complex types. Since most non-trivial web services use more types and string and int’s that is not very helpful. This tool generates a GUI based on the WSDL that allows you to fill out the request object on and invoke the web services as it is expected to be called. You can even fill out headers, user name and password etc. The only problem with is to find it. I’ve search all over the Internet for Web Service Studio but couldn’t find one single working link. The application was first created at GotDotNet but since that is no more the links to GotDotNet doesn’t work anymore. Also the version found at CodePlex is no good. But now...