June 2009 Entries

WCF Add Reference Error: The document at the url was not recognized as a known document type…Report from ‘DISCO Document’ is ‘Root element is missing’…Report from WSDL Document is ‘There is an error in the XML d
Recently I surfaced this error while trying to add reference of a WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008 running on Windows 7. Even when the WCF Service was browsed normally, it didn’t expose the Service Description Page that usually shows an implementation sample. I tried removing all code in the service, tried commenting, nothing worked. The ‘Root element is missing’ didn’t give much details on what could be the issue. Every time this error throws up, The “Add Service Reference” operation could not ......

Posted On Friday, June 26, 2009 3:28 AM | Comments (1)

Quick post on setting up Visual Studio 2010 on a Windows 7 RC
Recently, I upgraded to Windows 7 RC and found that the experience has been great. Zero compatibility issues, all works as it worked in Vista and the integration with Windows Easy Transfer (WES) has been phenomenal. If you don’t know WES, it is a tool available by default with Vista and Windows 7 that allows you to migrate your Outlook, IE, Desktop and other personal settings easily, in addition to backing up your files across different locations. Coming back to the original intent of the post, as ......

Posted On Monday, June 15, 2009 7:25 AM | Comments (3)

Unknown server tag ‘asp:SearchExpression’ error with QueryExtender control in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
One of the cool things about ASP.NET 4.0 is the Query Extender and the ability to search within DataContext without using WHERE clause, writing extensive code etc., It works on the new set of namespace i.e. “System.Web.UI.WebControls.... namespace. I am trying to put up an extensive sample using QueryExtender in the next post, but for this post, I wanted to share an error that you might hit when trying to implement the Query Extender control with Search Expression, Range Expression etc., ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 5:46 PM | Comments (2)

Mozilla Crash Reporter – the death screen
As a part of my various experimentations, I do run Mozilla FireFox, Safari as well as Google Chrome. Recently, Mozilla had a crash and it doesn’t allow me to proceed further upon restarting it. The above screen shows up. I thought, clicking on “Restart Firefox” after submitting the information would help, but everytime I try running FireFox, the same dialog comes up. There must be some indication that Mozilla wouldn’t function and I would need to reinstall or something like that. Compared to the ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 1:50 PM | Comments (15)