Create a Simple WCF Web Service and Use In JavaScript With Visual Studio 2008 and .Net 3.5

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Microsoft has made building a WCF Web Service to communicate with JavaScript very easy in Visual Studio 2008.  In this post, I'll go through the basics of building this app and demonstrate it working.  Included is the project file which might be a help so you can run it yourself.  I have found a lot of other posts on the web about this same topic but have had little luck getting the code to work.  Few authors post projects with actual working code.  I try to as often as I can because I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to get something working. Code Associated With this Article Visual Studio Project First, create an ASP.NET 3.5 Web site.  That is, go into File / New Website and choose ASP.NET … Continue Reading

Convert Garmin 705 Navigator TCX Format using LINQ to XML and Data Objects – Article 1

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Solution File For VisualStudio 2008 GarminWebConversionOnly.zip Several months ago, I bought a Garmin 705 Navigator for my bike.  As a gadget junkie, I always want to have the latest stuff.  For years, I've used Polar Heartrate monitors, but the idea of having maps on my handle bars was just to much to pass up.  Since the Garmin's output is an XML file I figure I have an obligation to unravel it, and what better tool to do this than Microsoft's LINQ to XML.  Many months ago I posted a similar article using LINQ to XML for showing the amount of space that was used on my TIVO by category.  This article is not quite an end to end solution like that one.  It's just a first step.  What we will show is the … Continue Reading

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