October 2006 Entries

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

This is an excellent BITS wrapper DLL http://sharpbits.xidar.net/ written in c#, i've been using it to download very large quarterly XML documents generated from a biztalk orchestration on Win2k3 servers, the quirkiness of previous operating systems implementations has gone it all hangs together very well. As soon as i've got the automatic software updating side of things up and running I'll put up a project using this library to upload/download stuff reliably over dodgy/intermittent net connections ......

Posted On Friday, October 20, 2006 10:18 AM | Comments (1)

VB6->Access Corruptions

Aaaarrrghh, been asked to help out a colleague with a VB6 app which talks to MS Access using ADO Data Controls (ADODC) which bind to datagrids, the software has been increasingly unstable lately as the exe has grown in size, database corruptions are far more frequent than they used to be. The first thing I noticed was how the ldb file was increasing in size by 64 bytes, ie a new connection, for every ADODC instance. I have written lots of fairly large and stable vb6 exes over the years, mostly using ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 8:16 AM | Comments (0)

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