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New Things I Learned April 2008 Entries
Pack URI Authority - Local Assembly = Executable
I had a post about accessing XAML resources using Pack URI, and actually had the chance to try it out. The format of the pack URI is "pack://authority/path", and there are only 2 valid authority: application:/// and siteoforigin:///, as described in Microsoft's Pack URI documentation. The path will just point to the resource you want to get; you can include the folder / subfolder, other assemblies (containing the resource), even versions of the assembly. The simplest example they had was: pack://application:,,,/Reso... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:02 AM

Files downloaded by IE are marked Untrusted (or why the CHM file I downloaded didn't work)
I downloaded a CHM (Windows help) file for SharpZipLib software package to be used in my test app (pretty cool - allows me to do most stuff relating to zip files), and when I open the help file, none of the information shows. Of course when I tried to open it up, Windows always asks me to verify that I wanted to open the file, with the dialog below: However, even if I do allow this, the CHM file doesn't show its contents; the IE control that should display the help contents only show that the Program ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2008 4:53 PM

Refer to resources in WPF with Pack URI
It's been over 2 months since I last updated my blog. I have been busy; we got a new VP of IT and he made some changes and there are a bunch of stuff that's getting rejigged and people moved, projects retargeted, etc. etc. In the end, it's not enough reason for me to not blog at all. I started this blog so I can record my experiences with learning new stuff. I have to say that I came back to this blog more than enough times to relook at the stuff I had learnt, to the point where my lapse in adding ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2008 1:41 PM

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