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Take C# 8.0 for a spin | .NET Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/06

[WayBack] Take C# 8.0 for a spin | .NET Blog: A first-hand look from the .NET engineering teams

Either:

download and install Preview 1 of .NET Core 3.0 and Preview 1 of Visual Studio 2019.

or with Visual Studio Code

[WayBack] Bill Wagner on Twitter: “@cecilphillip @MadsTorgersen @VisualStudio @code Yes, install .NET Core 3 preview, add the 8.0 element and it works fine.”

Then play around with:

  • Nullable reference types
  • Ranges and indices
  • Asynchronous streams

Via: [WayBack] Mads Torgersen on Twitter: “I blogged a little walkthrough of the three major C# 8.0 features (nullable reference types, range and index expressions and async streams) shipping in Preview 1 of @VisualStudio 2019 and Preview 1 of .NET Core 3.0. Hope you like it!https://t.co/4uM7JlSRwE”

–jeroen

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An In Depth Guide Into a Ridiculously Simple API Using .NET Core

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/27

Since I am going to be involved with building some REST API servers and clients in .NET, here are some links to get me up to speed.

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Finding your program with an “Access Denied” (Error code 5) after lunch break…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/24

Via: [WayBack] I just returned from lunch break and found my program faulted with an “Access Denied” (Error code 5) error in a call to Mouse.GetCoursorPos and was wond… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+:

All of [WayBackGetCursorPos, [WayBackGetCursorInfo and [WayBack] GetKeyState can cause an “Access Denied” (Error code 5) when they do not have permission for the current desktop (for instance the logon desktop when a screen-saver has kicked in).

Solution: write a wrapper around it then [WayBack] patch calls going to the original into the patch [WayBack] delphi – Explain errors from GetKeyState / GetCursorPos – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

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Delphi XE6 and up regression: “‘9999-12-31 23:59:59,1000’ is not a valid date and time” when passing a SOAP message with 9999-11-31T23:59:59.9999999; QC144171

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/06

A valid SOAP message with <urn:timeStamp>9999-11-31T23:59:59.9999999</urn:timeStamp> in a xs:dateTime field return '9999-12-31 23:59:59,1000' is not a valid date and time from a Delphi application with this SOAP response:

<SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:SOAP-ENC="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/">
  <SOAP-ENV:Body>
    <SOAP-ENV:Fault>
      <faultcode>SOAP-ENV:Server</faultcode>
      <faultstring>'9999-12-31 23:59:59,1000' is not a valid date and time</faultstring>
      <faultactor/>
    </SOAP-ENV:Fault>
  </SOAP-ENV:Body>
</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>

The reason is this exception:

exception class EConvertError with message ''9999-12-31 23:59:59,1000' is not a valid date and time'.

This is from a .NET based test case passing in timeStamp = DateTime.MaxValuewhich is handled perfectly fine by other SOAP web services tested.

I know about different resolutions of time stamps, but would never expect the 999.9999 milliseconds to be rounded up to 1000 as it is always safer to truncated away from an upper limit.

A test using Soap UI [WayBack] with this parameter finally worked (max 3 digits second fraction):

<urn:timeStamp>9999-12-31T23:59:59.999</urn:timeStamp>

The true origin of problem is in this method in the Soap.XSBuiltIns unit which has been unchanged since at least Delphi 7:

function TXSBaseTime.GetMilliSecond: Word;
begin
  Result := Round(FractionalSeconds*1000);
end;

The problem exposed itself because as of Delphi XE6 the core of function TXSBaseCustomDateTime.GetAsDateTime piece was changed from

Result := EncodeDateTime(Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second, 0);

to

Result := EncodeDateTime(Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second, Millisecond);

A combination of lack of test cases and understanding XML specifications failed to reveal this bug.

The standards specify (among others):

  • '.' s+ (if present) represents the fractional seconds;
    The above is not limiting the amount of digits, not talking about milliseconds either.
  • All ·minimally conforming· processors ·must· support year values with a minimum of 4 digits (i.e., YYYY) and a minimum fractional second precision of milliseconds or three decimal digits (i.e. s.sss). However, ·minimally conforming· processors ·may· set an application-defined limit on the maximum number of digits they are prepared to support in these two cases, in which case that application-defined maximum number ·must· be clearly documented.
    Delphi not only limits the fractional second precission, it changes the limit over time and does not document the limit. Three strikes…
  • s -- represents a digit used in the time element "second". The two digits in a ss format can have values from 0 to 60. In the formats described in this specification the whole number of seconds ·may· be followed by decimal seconds to an arbitrary level of precision. This is represented in the picture by "ss.sss". A value of 60 or more is allowed only in the case of leap seconds.
    Given buggy the fractional second handling through milliseconds, the leap second handling is ripe for a test case as well.
    Strictly speaking, a value of 60 or more is not sensible unless the month and day could represent March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31 in UTC. Because the leap second is added or subtracted as the last second of the day in UTC time, the long (or short) minute could occur at other times in local time. In cases where the leap second is used with an inappropriate month and day it, and any fractional seconds, should considered as added or subtracted from the following minute.

The reproduction is quite simple:

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Some search links on Delphi and C# WSDL imports I need to investigate further

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/05

Sometimes, the Delphi WSDL importer imports fine, but the generated code does not accept test cases sent by other tools.

Below are some links for messages and comment fragments that I want to investigate further.

I have included the .NET message, because my experience is that searching on those gives more accurate results for something that could be broken in more than one environment.

Based on those:

Some on-line tools prefer the WSDL to be in one document, but a lot of WSDL documents use import and or include features, so here are some links on that too:

Bruneau Babet correctly informed me that – though Delphi SOAP clients support both document literal and RPC encoded – Delphi SOAP servers cannot support document literal, as they can only support RPC encoded. Through that I found

  • [WayBack] Apache CXF — WSDLValidator
    • Check the WSDL document for XML well-formedness.
    • Validate the WSDL document against its XML schema.
    • Validate the WSDL document using some of the semantic rules defined in the WSDL specification.
    • Validate the WSDL document against custom validation rules, such as those defined by the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization (i.e. WS-I Basic Profile rules).
    • Validate the WSDL against strange exceptions, incorrectly generated code and general bad WSDL issues.

Back on those days, the big plan was to move everything Delphi to the .NET platform which supports both document literal and RPC encoded.

All in all, document literal has been on the radar with the Delphi R&D team since at least 2009, and nothing has been done.

References:

I looks like a wsdl message request part entries need to be named parameters for some tooling to correctly infer document/literal in a wrapped way. Some links for further research on this:

When you are surely running SOAP over HTTP, you can use this small class to raise exceptions which automatically get translated into SOAP Faults having the right return code using a trick I bumped into a few years ago from [WayBack] web services – Accessing the original TWebRequest object in a Delphi SOAP Server – Stack Overflow:

unit SoapFaultWithHttpCodeExceptionUnit;

interface

uses
  System.SysUtils;

type
  ESoapFaultWithHttpCodeException = class(Exception)
  strict private
    FHttpStatusCode: Integer;
  public
    constructor Create(const AHttpStatusCode: Integer);
    property HttpStatusCode: Integer read FHttpStatusCode;
  end;

implementation

uses
  Winapi.WinHTTP,
  Soap.WebBrokerSOAP,
  Web.HTTPApp,
  IdCustomHTTPServer;

constructor ESoapFaultWithHttpCodeException.Create(const AHttpStatusCode: Integer);
var
  IdHTTPResponseInfo: TIdHTTPResponseInfo;
  ReasonString: string;
  WebDispatcher: IWebDispatcherAccess;
begin
  IdHTTPResponseInfo := TIdHTTPResponseInfo.Create(nil, nil, nil);
  try
    FHttpStatusCode := AHttpStatusCode;
    IdHTTPResponseInfo.ResponseNo := AHttpStatusCode;
    ReasonString := Format('%d: %s', [AHttpStatusCode, IdHTTPResponseInfo.ResponseText]);
    inherited Create(ReasonString);

    // https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10405227/accessing-the-original-twebrequest-object-in-a-delphi-soap-server
    if Supports(GetSOAPWebModule, IWebDispatcherAccess, WebDispatcher) then
    begin
      WebDispatcher.Response.StatusCode := HTTP_STATUS_SERVER_ERROR;
      WebDispatcher.Response.ReasonString := ReasonString;
    end

  finally
    IdHTTPResponseInfo.Free;
  end;
end;

end.

jeroen

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