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I recently updated a Visual Studio 2005 project with WCF service references to Visual Studio 2008.  After some interface updates, I needed to update the service references.  After some rummaging around for the 'Update Service Reference' context menu and spending some time googling the scenario, I finally realized that the organization and implementation of WCF client handling via the Visual Studio 2005 extensions is different than that in Visual Studio 2008.  The result?

You have to re-generate any service references for you to be able to continue to update/edit in Visual Studio 2008.

Fantastic!

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2008 3:22 PM | Back to top


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i like such post.
Left by Abdul Rauf on May 16, 2008 9:52 AM

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Hey I have been using Microsoft Technology for over 12 years, nothign has changed, they still the same looser they were back then as they are now...what else would you expect? that it would work smoothly? not a chance, they give us bad reputation in our daily jobs with they poor judgement and reasonning.......

pooer bastards, to think i once worked for them...
Left by Angel Rapallo on Aug 26, 2008 8:54 AM

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Whoa. I've been using Microsoft technologies longer than that (in some form or another, 15+ years), but I wouldn't go that far. Sure, it was annoying, but the new implementation of the service reference is actually more powerful than it was before. You now have the ability to modify the metadata that is used to create the code for the WCF client, something I did with a Peoplesoft interop scenario.

Anyhow, sorry to hear that you've found their track record abysmal. I've been frustrated by a few things, some of which I thought were obvious oversights, but overall, I believe Microsoft has provided the developer community with an incredible array of powerful technologies and tools to implement them. Just my humble opinion. YMMV. :)
Left by David Barrett on Aug 26, 2008 9:24 AM

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There is hope in the fact that open source code is getting stronger everyday and the fact that MS lost the Internet race with google and since Yahoo said NO WAY JOSE ..so i hope to see Microsoft destroyed i mean...gone...even at the expense of having to relearn all the open source code stuff...Microsoft deserves to be vanquished..they have failed their users, programmers and themselves......

The pathetic grabage they have been creating such as Silver light or their horrible implementation of Ajax is a good sign they almost gone...
Left by Angel Rapallo on Aug 26, 2008 9:42 AM

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Not to mention the fact that 30-40 Vista users have downgraded and probably will never buy windows again, i mean no more, I installed Ubuntu it looks very nice and works and it is free :O)

Left by Angel Rapallo on Aug 26, 2008 9:45 AM

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