• .NET

    Cannot discover WCF services in your Silverlight application?

    If you try to add service reference in your Silverlight application and you simply cannot discover any services in the solution using the Add Service Reference tool here is the way how to solve it. Note that the issue occurs both in Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 Beta.     1. Uninstall your Silverlight tools for Visual Studio      2. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE or the place you have installed your Visual Studio environment.     3. Delete the file Microsoft.VisualStudio.ServicesProxy.dll      4. Install again Silverlight tools for Visual Studio and note that your file will be created again. There seems to be something wrong with the installer of Silverlight tools, which...
  • .NET

    Visual Studio: “Error Creating Control”

    I’ve run into this error before and last night it reared its ugly head again. You’ll find it from time to time when switching to Design View in Visual Studio to work with custom server controls. The bug is in Service Pack 1 of VS and can be quite annoying.   It has been submitted to Microsoft and they claim to be working on a solution which will “fix it in subsequent releases” of Visual Studio. Unfortunately, developers (like me) don’t want their productivity to suffer while we all wait for a fix from Microsoft. So here are a couple of steps...
    December 24, 2008