LitWare Training sample application now available on MSDN Code Gallery

The WCF Team at Microsoft just posted their LitWare Training sample application ( on the MSDN Code Gallery website.   The Litware Training application is a sample application using WCF and the WCF REST Starter Kit to build a “Mashup” web site.  LitWare Training is a fictitious training company that maintains registration for technical training courses.  The main selling point for this fictitious company is that it provides a rich, integrated user experience by incorporating multiple services that exist on the internet. 

Litware Training Screenshot

This sample application includes more products and services mashed together than any other application that I’ve seen.  Among the many services and products featured in this application are:

  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Entity Framework
  • Unity
  • jQuery with AJAX
  • Silverlight
  • Virtual Earth
  • Live Search
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • ATOM/RSS Feeds Viewer

At twentysix New York I worked very closely with Kent Brown from Microsoft on this reference application.  Please download the code, take a look, and leave me feedback on this blog if you have any questions.  Additionally, I will be producing a series of screencasts reviewing and demonstrating this application.  Please stay tuned to my blog for updates and links when those screencasts get posted.


3 Responses to “LitWare Training sample application now available on MSDN Code Gallery”

  1. 1 Mike August 1, 2009 at 5:58 am


    I get this error

    Error 1001 : could not find a part of the path “O:\windows\SysWOW64\Win7\MIKES08”

    and the install then uninstalls

    Any Ideas


  2. 2 bendewey August 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm


    I ran into something similar when installing and testing on the VS2010 CTP. The work-around that I found was to create an empty directory in the location specified (your case o:\Windows\SysWOW64\Win7\MIKES98, in my case it was C:\Windows\System32\TFSSETUP).

    Once that empty directory exists it should install correctly. I’m not sure why this happens, something with the MSI installer I guess.

    Hope this helps.


  3. 3 Mike August 2, 2009 at 2:52 am


    Spot on – now why didn’t I think of that – doh

    Created directory and installed fine – nothing was put in the created directory – very odd

    Many thanks


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