Geeks With Blogs ///<summary>Just a lot of random technical stuff, really.</summary> June 2008 Entries
Equivalent svcutil.exe command for VS2008 Add Service Reference
As a followup to my post about serialization funkiness between WCF and Peoplesoft, I wanted to post what svcutil.exe command I used to mimic the built-in behavior of the "Add Service Reference" behavior in Visual Studio 2008. Contrary to Visual Studio 2005, the Add service reference command in Visual Studio 2008 does not use svcutil.exe, but rather it's own built-in functionality. Using a comparison reference between the two and my own analysis of the results, I came up with the following command ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2008 9:22 AM

WCF: System.InvalidOperationException: Unable to generate a temporary class (result=1)
I ran across this trying to interop with a Peoplesoft web service using WCF. If you've ever worked with Peoplesoft web services, you'll know that the contracts that are spun up are just plain wacky. Arrays embedded within arrays embedded within still more arrays ... simple types represented as a complex type, like a string represented as a typeShape with a .value property ... and more goodness! Anyhow, I generated my service reference from within Visual Studio and attempted to interop with the service ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:58 PM

Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 and Authenticated SMTP
I needed to get TFS 2008 (both the server alerts and TFS web access) to send emails over a secure SMTP relay. "Easy", I thought. I remembered setting up SMTP username/password during the web access setup, at least, so I'll verify settings, and then it should just work. I couldn't be more wrong. Through peeling back the covers and discovery, I found myself saddened at the SMTP implementation in TFS. I can only hope that this is changed in a future service pack for TFS 2008, or at the very least, Rosario. ......

Posted On Friday, June 13, 2008 1:37 PM

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