Monthly Archives: August 2009

WCF Extensibility part 5: Make your endpoints behave

In the previous post we looked at an operation behavior that applied the operation formatter to a particular operation description. Because this is default behavior for all operations in the interface defined, we will make life a little easier on … Continue reading

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WCF Extensibility part 4: Applying formatting to operations

In the previous part we inspected the way you can influence the transition from a service operation to a WCF Message object. This was accomplished with an implementation of the IClientMessageFormatter interface, in our case the SourceRconOperationFormatter class. Now it’s … Continue reading

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WCF Extensibility part 3: Formatting operations

Time to get serious and drill down into the first area of the big picture. We are going to take a look at “operation formatting”, which is roughly located in the highlighted area. One of the crucial parts of the … Continue reading

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WCF Extensibility part 2: The big picture

Before I drill down into each of the smaller parts of the client-side channel stack implementation, I want to sketch out an overview of some of the moving parts of the channel layer. This picture is by no means complete, … Continue reading

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WCF Extensibility part 1: background on game server protocols

Talking to game servers There are various kinds of multiplayer games that allow you to battle against other gamers. I’ll focus on the First Person Shooters (FPS) and Real Time Strategy (RTS) games and skip the (Massive Multiplayer Online) Role … Continue reading

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Windows Communication Foundation extensibility to the max

Last week I visited Microsoft at the Redmond campus and spent the larger part of the week with the Windows Communication Foundation and Workflow Foundation team. I spoke with a lot of the team members and managed to get good … Continue reading

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StackOverflow DevDays 2009

Most of you must know the community site StackOverflow.com. But did you know that StackOverflow is also organizing the StackOverflow DevDays? “A full day of inspiration and learning for developers brought to you by the team behind StackOverflow.com and FogBugz”. … Continue reading

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