Debugging a linker error: error LNK2019

I am back with one of the classic roadblocks on your way up to development . Linker errors! Well some times these can turn out to be time consuming. Although I am going to discuss one of the scenarios that we worked on, the below can apply to most of the linker issues at least…


Issues with the comctl32 V5

  Irfan Ahmed, Senior Support Escalation Engineer brings this valuable knowledge to us. Recently, he was working on an issue where WPF application was crashing while showing the WPF PrintDialog and OS language set to local language for an example,Hebrew. The same application was working fine with English OS. Following is the sample code and…


Issues in loading the current configuration file by .NET 2.0 application

Irfan Ahmed, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, recently was working on an issue where application was not loading the current configuration file. The application was developed on .NET 2.0 and working fine for some years now on different operating systems including Windows 8.0. When the same application was deployed on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012…


Using Msbuild to build Windows Store Application without signing the AppxPackage

The msdn article provides you an efficient way to build your windows store applications using MSbuild. There are times when you will require Appxpackage not to be signed , rather to be signed by some one else. Visual Studio internally uses msbuild to build applications . MakeAppx.exe and Signtool are used to create appxpackages and to sign it….


The Pinvoke Diary: How to send a triple pointer to a native world from c#

We are back again with a new pinvoke scenario. In the recent days I had the opportunity to work with one of our clients who was trying to utilize a native library in his .net application and was failing to do so, as his application was crashing due to marshaling issues. As you have seen…