Category Archives: .Net

Posts concerning Microsoft’s .Net framework

Tracking vs. Tracing in the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4)

The software my company offers includes, among many other things, workflows based on Microsoft’s Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4). These workflows are activated and resumed by WCF calls. That is, the workflows act as services and are hosted in the IIS. Every few months, I need to diagnose some tricky problem in such a workflow, and… Read More »

Encrypting web configuration sections

Sections of the web.config file often contain sensitive data, like database connection strings with passwords. To keep this information from falling in the wrong hands, .NET provides an encryption mechanism, which I shall discuss in this post. First, we need to note that this encryption can be reversed by any user of the machine on which… Read More »