April 2011 Entries

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1 - Runtime Update

It seems that Microsoft has made available a runtime update for the .Net Framework 4.0 that allows a developer to create State Machine Workflows (event-driven workflows). This is great news for everyone that had this feature available back in WF3. They are also providing support for usage of SQL Workflow Instance Store together with SQL Azure. LInks: Download link List of new features can be found here. Ron Jacobs has a great article about this update here. WF4 State Machine User Experience article ......

Visual Studio 2010 - ResGen.exe using 25% CPU, very slow Build

Recently I've found that one of our Hotfix Branches was taking a long time to compile (15min or more). This was strange because our main development branch was OK and compiling the same Visual Studio solution in under 3 minutes. The only difference was that in the hotfix branch we still had the project in .NET 2.0. I saw right away that ResGen.exe (Resource Generator) was executing for a long time and consuming 25% CPU (I guess it would use more CPU if it was multi-threaded :)) The problem you face ......