Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Handling HTTP response codes in SOAP proxies

Continuing with the last post on authentication issues with wsdl.exe-generated SOAP proxies, you may need to handle HTTP status codes to provide custom exceptions.  To do this, the SoapHttpClientProtocol class (actually its parent HttpWebClientProtocol) provides a pair of GetWebResponse() methods for derived classes to override...

More on working with SOAP proxies

In my last post on authentication and SOAP proxies, I mentioned setting the Credentials property on the wsdl.exe-generated proxy object.  Another way to do it and do other things is to override the GetWebRequest() method. In the following example, the culture is set in the standard HTTP header to tell the server what culture to use for ...

Windows XP SP2

So while the main distribution is by Windows Update, you can get SP2 as one large (266MB) download from the Microsoft Download Center.  The download page urges users to turn on Windows Update and wait if only updating one machine, because the typical amount downloaded by the smart downloader is about 80 MB.  If you ...

So what runs on Virtual PC 2004?

I was reading an article comparing Virtual PC 2004 and VMWare 4.5, and they mentioned a link to a site called “What Works and What Doesn't in Microsoft Virtual PC 2004.”  The site currently lists 622 entries...

Another Hatteras blogger: Jim Presto

Jim Presto, a tester on the Hatteras team, has got a blog going.  He starts off with checkin and promises to delve into checkin policies next.  Now, he mentions that “hopefully everyone has the concept of a portfolio project,” but I'm not sure about that.  Perhaps James will post some more about that and how it ...

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