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Using NAnt to build Compact Framework Projects
I struggled with this a while back and finally came up with a solution that works. There are a few things that I would do differently now (I'll try to highlight them below), but I've been running this for a few months now and it produces correct output so I'm happy. My previous experience with NAnt involved using the <solution> task which works very well. Unfortunately, the <solution> task doesn't support the Compact Framework. The solution I came up with is as follows: write a list of ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 12:56 PM

.NET Framework 2.0 Breaking Changes
Now that the release of VS2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 is imminent, I'm able to justify more time at work for reviewing its impact. This list of breaking changes for 2.0 is definitely useful in that regard. I think one of the most important changes is the fact that unhandled exceptions will now always end a process (search for “Unhandled exceptions will always be fatal to a process”on this page). The 1.1 behavior was that unhandled exceptions on threads other than the main thread would ......

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 9:47 AM

Finding the source of a Microsoft DLL

Geoff Appleby posts a link to a Microsoft support page that can tell you what DLL came from what package.  Very cool.

Where'd that DLL come from?

Posted On Monday, October 24, 2005 8:08 AM

Text Report of SQL Dependencies

This is a bookmark for myself as much as anything else, but here is Raymond Lewallen's script for generating a text based dependency report for a SQL Server database.

Sql dependency report from query analyzer

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:45 PM

Inserting Base64 Data, Part 2
One thing I forgot to mention in yesterday's post: it is possible to have SQLXML do the conversion from Base64 to binary using an updategram. When using an updategram, it is possible to specify a mapping schema, which lets you use attribute names in the updategram that are different than the column names in the table. A mapping schema also lets you specify data type conversion, one of which is Base64 to binary. Here's a brief example: Mapping Schema<xsd:schema xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.or... ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:04 AM

Inserting Base64 Data into an image Column
I recently had the need to insert some binary data that was encoded as Base64 into a SQL Server image column. Since I was using BizTalk, I was hoping it would be relatively straight forward - I was wrong. There's a bit of information here on how I came to this problem and some BizTalk stuff, so if you just want the solution, jump to here. The Background I was using BizTalk to pull a record from one SQL Server, do some processing on the data, and then insert the processed record into another SQL Server. ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:09 PM

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