Learning SQL Server Reporting Services

If you are looking for a good starting point to learn SQL Server reporting services I have two links for you. I can recommend those two tutorial which I found in the web. First is this 22 lessons text tutorial with many screenshots. And the second is a video tutorial which consists of 26 video lessons and is available here. Cheers…

By Mirek on (tags: SSRS, categories: tools)

Autofac and MEF integration

A time ago I have presented a way of implementing wpf plugins with use of Managed Extensibility Framework. Today I will show you how to integrate your MEF exports with Autofac dependency container. For that we will need of course MEF which is stored in System.ComponentModel.Composition assembly, Autofac and Autofac.MEF packages. Having that in place we can manage our MEF export…

By Mirek on (tags: Autofac, MEF, Plugins, categories: architecture)

Version tolerant XML Serialization

One of the beauties of xml, is that it can be extended without breaking applications. You can add element to the xml document tree and the application should not crash or fail while consuming this xml. This is what we can read on the w3schools.com xml tutorial. But how is this with serialization of the xml? Recently I found a guide on MSDN which is called Version Tolerant Seria…

By Mirek on (tags: Version Tolerant Serialization, XML, categories: architecture, code)