Am learning how to call web services asynchronously…​.here are some good resources to start off with. Accessing an XML Web Service Asynchronously in Managed Code Communicating with XML Web Services Asynchronously I would actually like to make asynch calls from vb (sic!)…​well that’s quite some way off..

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These should help 1.Integrating Web Services and COM Components using the SOAP Toolkit Article Migrating from the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit to the .NET Framework - Article Calling .NET Assemblies and Web Services from VB6 - Article From: Thanks, Simon

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Found this great tip on preventing IE from opening office documents. Launch Windows Explorer. Select “Folder Options…​“ from the Tools menu. Select the “File Types“ tab. Scroll down the list of “Registered file types“ until you find “DOC - Microsoft Word Document“ and select it. Click on the “Advanced…​“ button at the bottom of the dialog. Uncheck the “Browse in same window“ checkbox.

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"Edit In" functionality is only available for Office XP and Office 2003 on the client, however I saw this workaround from a now unknown poster and was kind enough to confirm that it works. "Office 2000 is not supported to edit documents within the Document Library under the "All Documents" view. But here is a work around to get the same exact function from Office 2000 as you do in Office 2003.

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VS.NET 2003 debugger died unexpectedly today. I get an access denied error with a suggestion to add myself to Debugger Users group or be an Administrator. I’m already the administrator and also part of Debugger users group. Googling a bit, found a collection of entries on M K Park’s blog

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I’ve been using CMAB for sometime now and the only big crib that I have against it is that it doesnt support environment variables for specifying things like the path of the actual configuration file [One of the projects that does is Log4Net] I’ve looked at the code and supporting environment variable expansion shoudlnt be too difficult to do. I’ll post a suggestion in and see what happens.

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Probably I’ve been living in a cave…​but looks like we’ve got a release of the enterprise library. "Summary The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise development projects. Enterprise Library features new and updated versions of application blocks that were previously available as stand-alone application blocks.

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I noticed this strange behaviour and thought its worth a post - till I find a solution/explanation. Scenario: I have a custom web service running under sharepoint. This means that the .asmx is in "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\ISAPI" and the binaries in the bin folder under it. The url of the web service is http://aditi277/XTeam/spaces/outlooksynch/_vti_bin/OfflineServices.asmx The _vti_bin has NTLM authentication enabled. When I paste the url in a browser, I go straight through to the page without any authentication!

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Just discovered something great - Inkscape - go grab a copy and enjoy…​

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I’m almost through with a decent logging implementation for a Web service running under Windows Sharepoint services. Here are some hard earned lessons: I could not use Global.asax for a sharepoint hosted web service. The Sharepoint web services Global.asax derives from stssoap and when I included the code in a C# script block, the code never got invoked. Also, the concept of an application is not useful in the case of web service - since a single web might be used to host multiple services.

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