Monthly Archives: August 2009

BizTalk Context Properties and Namespaces

Not code that does anything meaningful.  Just logging available context properties and there namespaces here for future reference. public IBaseMessage Execute(IPipelineContext pContext, IBaseMessage pInMsg)        {            string property = string.Empty;             // Available on Receive Pipeline            property = pInMsg.Context.Read("InterchangeID", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/BizTalk/2003/system-properties").ToString();            property … Continue reading

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BizTalk Tip – Consume Adapter Service missing from Visual Studio

A fellow BizTalker came to me today asking why his newly built dev box was missing the “Consume Adapter Service” option from Visual Studio as can be seen below.  He had installed Visual Studio, BizTalk Server, and then the WCF … Continue reading

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ASP.NET Design Templates

A few months ago I purchased the title on a couple of properties in country Victoria to act as a test bed for private research projects.  So far I have a solar farm setup and have plans to plug in … Continue reading

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VMware Server to VMware Player

I’ve just switched from VMware Server to the latest VMware Player for running local dev images.  The start up and general interaction with virtuals is much much faster on my little dev box which consists of a 64bit quad, 8GB of RAM, and just … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Tip – Use Task List

I use the task list on a regular basis especially when prototyping.  By adding the comments // TODO or // HACK they will show up in the task list as a reminder.  Double click on the task list and the … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Tip – Conditional Break Points

Another one of my favourite tips that seems to rarely get used by developers are conditional breakpoints.  I wish we had these for BizTalk Server orchestration debugger!!!  Just add a regular break point where you want you code to stop … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Tip – Create your own code snippets

Here we’re going to show how easy it is to extend Visual Studio by adding a new snippet that is both an "Expansion" and "SurroundWith" type.  This snippet will put in a System.Diagnostics.Trace statement for us. First we create the … Continue reading

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