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April 2005 Entries

BizTalk Assembly Viewer BTSAsmExt.dll
Hey, just working through the MS Course 2158A, doing these courses is a good way to tidy up loose ends and discovered the BTSAsmExt.dll = the Biztalk Assembly Viewer. This little utility allow one to see those assemblies and their components which have been installed into the GAC but what I find it useful for is that it's a nice & quick little way to view all the xml which makes up orchestrations and their correlation sets, messages & variables, maps, schemas, pipelines and physical ports (as opposed ......

Posted On Friday, April 29, 2005 4:19 AM | Comments (0) |

Best Practice: Frames Vs MasterPages Vs ICallBackEventHandler Vs DataIslands and the dreaded page refresh
ASP.NET 2.0 hasn’t put the final nail in the coffin of Frames. It does however provide some better alternatives depending on what you are trying to achieve. I googled up some comparisons of Frames, Master Pages and the ICallBackEventHandler a good overview article on ASP.net 2.0 sates in favour of master pages: • “Bookmark a page and recall all the information on the specific page, not just the default frame page. A master page isn't really a frame. It's a single page that contains ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:33 AM | Comments (7) |

Building a custom Pipeline Decoder component to modify a Message Context Property
An instance of the Biztalk MessageContext is created and stays with each message until the message leaves Biztalk. It contains properties such as RecievePortName, RecieveFileName, MessageType i.e. all the meta data for a message. If you want to modify this meta data you need to modify the IBaseMessageContext using either the following methods, this may be done in either a custom pipeline component or inside an orchestration: IBaseMessageContext.Promote: Make the Message Context property a promoted ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 27, 2005 6:05 AM | Comments (11) |

Implementation of Message Transformation Normaliser Pattern in the BizTalk 2004
This is a simple explanation of how to join together two schemas with a 1:1 relationship between them in the Biztalk Mapper. I came across this problem when I had 2 legacy csv files which needed to be merged (using a unique identifier field in each file) before further processing could occur in a Biztalk Orchestration. I will show by example. The example is a bit convoluted, but stay with me ;) different departments are ordering the same parts but are paying different prices we want to see the difference ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 5:55 AM | Comments (14) |

Managing Flat Files in BizTalk 2004
I have done a heap of work with Flat Files (mostly csv) in Biztalk 2004 I collected a lot of articles from other Blogs on this which were fab I though I would centralise this info for you, again thanks goes to the fellow bloggers for posting this stuff. BizTalk 2004 Flat File Schema Tutorial 1 BizTalk 2004 Flat File Schema Tutorial 2 BizTalk Flat File Parsing Annotations The flat file strikes back: BizTalk 2004 parsing positional records BizTalk Flat File Parsing Annotations new! Not sure where I ......

Posted On Friday, April 22, 2005 3:14 AM | Comments (11) |

Kia ora from the team
Bit of a belated welcome, my fellow members of the Microsoft Team from Synergy International Auckland NZ Branch rightfully gave me grief that I posted techy stuff before the traditional haere mai. Well hopefully in the next few months the three of us will find time to post useful articles to this Blog for you guys. This site's dedicated firstly to all those hardworking Microsoft bloggers had have provided us with so much help over the years all off their own back and secondly to my cat Tui Mia who ......

Posted On Thursday, April 21, 2005 1:14 AM | Comments (0) |

Online VS.net 2.0 Tutorials
Here are a couple of easy tutorials for ASP.net 2.0. Themes and skinshttp://codeguru.com/vb... Personalisationhttp://www.o... (includes master pages)http://msdn.microsoft... Client Script call back (Call back manager)http://www.ondotnet... ......

Posted On Sunday, April 17, 2005 11:41 PM | Comments (1) |

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