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Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Recently came across some issues while upgrading from Windows Server Domain Change with same TFS. Before that I had another issue from Visual Source Safe (VSS) 2005 to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (VSTFS) 2010. Found some workarounds and limitations. I am assuming you are using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 [More]

WCF Service Error: The maximum message size quota ...

If you are using a WCF (Web) Service in client application and dealing with large data, at some point you may come across an error message:

{"The maximum message size quota for incoming messages (65536) has been exceeded. To increase the quota, use the MaxReceivedMessageSize property on the appropriate binding element."} Here is the solution. [More]

Communication with the underlying transaction

If you are using .NET 2.0 or higher Framework and System.Transactions Namespace to handle your transactions, chances are you may come across this error. In my application, I was using ADO.NET transaction, in stored procedure SQL Server transaction and now we decided to use a powerful transaction handler using .NET framework. If you are writing everything fresh, most likely you won’t like to mix different type of transaction handling mechanism. But what if you already have existing code and do not want to change, what to do. I tried to mix all the three kind of transactions, but it resulted in errors. Sometime, they timeout, sometime it just hanged and sometime it produced Microsoft Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) error. So, how to resolve this problem? After spending several hours I found that one must follow following basic steps. [More]

Error: System.ServiceModel.Channels

Recently I came across interesting error messages while calling a WCF Service Hosted in IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 Server. From the error message, I could not figure out the real cause. But after doing some research and changing few configuration information and changing the code, it appears that these solutions fixed these errors. [More]

Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS

I got this error when calling a WCF Service over HTTPS. A Similar error can also occurs when you try calling a web service programmatically over SSL (HTTPS) and certificate is either not valid or Certificate is attached to a domain and you are not using the domain name but the machine name or IP address. So, what to do in that case if you don’t care about certificate and would like to accept all certificates. I found that it can be done using one of two ways. [More]

Catch Your Application Errors

You must be thinking that your web site is working great and generating no errors. But have you ever tried catching errors on Application_Error event in Global.asax, it catches all unhandled errors. Try applying the following code, and you will be amazed to see that your site is generating some errors which you were not even aware of. The following method will dump all the erros into a XML file which will be create on montly basis. Initially I was sending these errors to my email, but it is not easy to analyze all the data at once. XML file can be imported in Excel easily and you can fix the code which is generating more errors. [More]

Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked

There are some situations especially in development or QA environment when you would to like ignore the SSL certificate. Generally this warning occurs when SSL certificate is either assigned to a different domain name, IP Address or self signed. You will most likely see the one of following error or warning messages when information is posted manually through Internet Explorer or FireFox browser. [More]