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Category: Various Products

This category contains technical information about various products from different manufacturers and sources.

LightSwitch 3

A simple ODATA v3 Controller for ActiveDirectory search operations

Today I would like to present you a simple ODATA search controller that you can use in LightSwitch (or any other ODATA consumer) to look up user accounts (and possibly other objects). When using SharePoint you will probably know the very convenient PeoplePicker. However, in LightSwitch (HTML) there is no equivalent to that. You certainly have “Person” objects/data types but […]

PowerShell 1

Receiving SignalR messages from PowerShell

A couple of days ago I wrote about how to use RabbitMQ with AMQP from PowerShell (via a small assembly that utilized the original C# .NET Client). After I implemented it in the use case for our customer I somehow felt it to be “too heavy” for what I was really using it (compared to all the features AMQP has to […]

PowerShell 3

Simple RabbitMQ Wrapper for PowerShell

I was working on a project where I needed a pool of PowerShell workers that were distributed across several nodes and should be served by a central dispatcher. So why not give AMQP with RabbitMQ a try? The setup was very easy thanks to the documentation. And besides plenty of .NET library wrappers around “Rabbit.MQ.Client.dll” there were even two PowerShell […]

LightSwitch 2

WebAPI and “The response to this POST request did not contain a ‘location’ header. That is not supported by this client.”

I just came across another nuisance in .NET WebAPI that I want to share with you quickly. In one of our LightSwitch projects we use WebAPI ODATA controller to help out when LightSwitch internal capabilities come to their end. As we are using a PowerShell once in a while as you might already have guessed from our web site we […]

LightSwitch 2

[NoBrainer] Using JayData with jQuery select2 plugin in LightSwitch HTML

In this post I quickly describe how you can use the select2 plugin with LightSwitch HTML client and present data from ODATA sources via jaydata. LightSwitch has builtin capabilities for selecting related entities via the ‘Modal Data Picker’ control. You can also have drop down or choice lists with static data, however they lack the convenient search and filter mechanisms […]

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Working with JIRA SOAP service via PowerShell

It might sound old school and the JIRA SOAP service is announced to be removed with version 7 (https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Preparing+for+JIRA+6.0#PreparingforJIRA6.0-SOAPandXML-RPCdeprecatedinJIRA6.0) but the JIRA SOAP protocol is really easy to use from PowerShell as of the nifty ‘New-WebServiceProxy’ Cmdlet that abstract the SOAP protocol behind typed .Net objects. So whenever you want to do a quick upload of a screenshot or get […]