Alex Meyer-Gleaves

Using Autofac with Self Hosted WCF Services in a Windows Service

on autofac, web services

I was recently asked how to best create ServiceHost instances wired up with Autofac when using WCF Self Hosting in a Windows Service. In particular, how to do this in a dynamic way when the WCF services are defined in a separate assembly, without moving the service host configuration into the Windows Service entry point…

Worst validation message ever

on web services

I was testing what I hoped (but doubted) would be a non-breaking change to a web service contract and got this doozy of a validation message from svcutil.exe (Microsoft Service Model Metadata Tool). The person that wrote this validation message clearly should have gone into the legal profession, because it reads more like legalise…

WSCF.blue V1.0.13 Update

on web services, wscf

I have posted a V1.0.13 update for WSCF.blue to address a bug with the WSDL round-tripping feature. It was reported that message headers were not being round-tripped in the WSDL when fault messages existed for the same operation. I normally prefer to batch up a few bug fixes for an update build,…

WSCF.blue V1.0.12 Update

on web services, wscf

A V1.0.12 update release of WSCF.blue is now available for download from CodePlex. Like the previous update, this one contains a few bug fixes and one new feature. This update is made available to you courtesy of user contributed patches. A big thank you to users BartKoelman, cjberg, jamaica and MrGlover for…

WSCF.blue V1.0.11 Update

on web services, wscf

A V1.0.11 update release of WSCF.blue is now available for download from CodePlex. This one contains a few bug fixes and one new feature. It will be the first release since upgrading the V1 solution to Visual Studio 2010, but the add-in continues to support both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio…

WSCF.blue on endpoint.tv

on web services, wscf

If you are interested in a quick introduction to WCF contract first make sure you check out the latest episode of endpoint.tv. Ron Jacobs has recorded a Trans-Atlantic webcast with WSCF.blue developer Santosh Benjamin. endpoint.tv - WCF Contract First with WSCF.blue Great stuff Benjy!…