Fixing MaxItemsInObjectGraph quota Error in WCF Service

I have a WCF Service that occasionally yields a message like this one: Maximum number of items that can be serialized or deserialized in an object graph is ‘65536’. Change the object graph or increase the MaxItemsInObjectGraph quota. Today isn’t the first time I’ve run into this message – I’ve fixed this issue before – […]

Configuring a WCF Service to Run Via HTTPS

Yesterday I wrote about how to wire up jQuery UI’s AutoComplete add-in to a WCF Service to create an autocomplete search/navigation control.  Today I deployed the resulting code to production but initially had some trouble getting things to work.  The only real difference between the two environments is that in production everything goes through HTTPS/SSL, […]

Optimizing Data Feeds for Stir Trek

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about using Visual Studio 2010’s Performance and Load Testing tools to analyze and correct some performance concerns with the Stir Trek Conference web site (which, by the way, is 2 weeks from today!).  I realized, though, that there are a bunch of mobile applications that are set up […]

Creating an Autocomplete Redirect Navigation Control using jQuery UI

On an application I’m working on, there’s was an ASP.NET DropDownList used for jumping to a particular account.  This, when enhanced with the AJAX Control Toolkit’s ListSearchExtender, provided an awesome user experience for quickly navigating to a particular account.  Just click the control, and either scroll, or better, type in the first few characters of […]

Creating a Bot for the Rock Paper Azure Contest

The Windows Azure team is holding a contest, and The Code Project is helping to support it.  As part of this contest, you can get free Azure compute time by signing up with the code CP001 here.  The contest is simple – Rock, Paper, Scissors, with bots, and with 2 new moves: Dynamite, which beats […]

Installing ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update

Phil Haack has a post introducing the ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update that you probably should read.  This is my own experience installing the update and upgrading an existing MVC 3 project to use the new tooling.  First, you’ll want to install the MVC 3 Tools Update, using one of these options: Web Platform Installer […]

Real World Performance and the Stir Trek Web Site

I recently joined the board responsible for organizing the Stir Trek conference in Columbus, Ohio.  This is a great conference I’ve spoken at the last couple of years that’s held in a movie theater on opening day of a new great movie.  The first one, two years ago, was held for the opening day of […]