Shawn Weisfeld

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June 2011 Entries

HTTP POST to RESTful WCF Service from a .NET Client

Playing with the WCF REST Template today (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/fbc7e5c1-a0d2-41bd-9d7b-e54c845394cd). Good Stuff. When you create a new project with the template it gives you a service called “Service1” we are going to use this guy with 1 minor change. In the “Create” method set it to echo back the object that was passed to it. [WebInvoke(UriTemplate = "", Method = "POST")] public SampleItem Create(SampleItem instance) {     return instance; } Ok now lets get...

posted @ Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:31 PM | Feedback (1) |

Convert PNG to XAML in 3 easy steps

  Yes, even you can do them Robert. . . . . Step 1: use this (http://vectormagic.com) website to convert your PNG to a PDF Step 2: rename the .PDF to .AI Step 3: open in Expression Design and export as XAML

posted @ Friday, June 24, 2011 4:48 PM | Feedback (1) |

Upgrade your Orchard Site in less time it takes to eat breakfast

As you might know I have been working on the UserGroup.tv website, and I am using the new free Open Source Content Management System from Microsoft, Orchard (http://www.orchardproject.net). Noticed the other day that they have released version 1.2 and I was running 1.1, I thought to myself, self I should upgrade. 1) First things first, time to back up my local environment. I keep a copy of the site running on my laptop. I use WebMatrix with IIS Express and a copy of SQL Server running locally to develop. So before doing anything I made a backup of my local...

posted @ Friday, June 17, 2011 7:52 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Orchard CMS ]

LINQ Regular Join vs. Outer Join

Was asked to put together a quick and dirty sample of doing a join in LINQ. . . . Here are some setup classes that I am going to use: 1: public class MyDto 2: { 3: public int CustomerId { get; set; } 4: public string CustomerName { get; set; } 5: public string ItemId { get; set; } 6: public string ItemName { get;...

posted @ Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ LINQ ]

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