Introducing SkedView: how to view BizTalk orchestrations without Visual Studio installed!

This is a very lightweight .net 1.1 winform application that graphically displays a BizTalk Server 2004 orchestration from an assembly in a given path or in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) just like in Health and Activity Tracking (HAT) or Visual Studio.Net, but *without* Visual Studio installed. It is especially useful in production server environment…

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Introducing Visual SourceSafe Web Explorer and Web Service

My good friend Omid has already written one available here http://blogs.msdn.com/obayani/archive/2003/06/11/8549.aspx, but it has some limitations and especially in terms of performance. If you want to index your SourceSafe database using SharePoint Portal Server 2003 for example (or any other valid web crawler), it may not work very well. Here are the basic features of…

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Introducing "ActiveX Scripting WebPart" for SharePoint technologies…

!! Update 12/15/05 !! This blog will be discontinued someday. A new blog were comments are available has been created here. Yes, this sounds heretic, and it probably is 🙂 This is a generic sample (use it at your own risk 🙂 WebPart for SharePoint technologies (means it works for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services as…

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.NET Html Agility Pack: How to use malformed HTML just like it was well-formed XML…

!! Update 06/08/18 !! Html Agility Pack has a new home on CodePlex! Available here. CodePlex is great 🙂 !! Update 05/05/05 !! Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 version is available here !! Update 05/23/05 !! This blog will be discontinued. A new blog were comments will be available has been created here. Here is an…

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Introducing TraceServer: distributes your standard .Net traces on your network.

I have just finished a tool called TraceServer (what a terrific name) that allows you to use distributes all you standard .Net Traces for new or existing applications to any remote machines listening for it. The trace distribution includes code source and stack frame information as well. You can have multiple servers collecting standard .Net traces…

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TaskSwitch.exe like: PreviewWindow(…);

Ever wanted to known how the Windows XP powertoy TaskSwitch.exe (available here http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp) does the window preview trick? It uses a new to Windows XP and Windows .Net server API called PrintWindow. Perf is not that great though… The following C# code does the same. I have not copied the full interop P/Invoke code, if…

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Debugging process considered harmful

The following is a result of personal experience on a number of projects: * First of all, in general, you cannot install the debugger where the application you are developping will ultimately run. If you are writing a desktop application, there is no way you will be able to install a decent debugger there. If…

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IHttpHandler sample: a .ZIP File handler (again)

Duh … The previous post on this subject has simply disappeared (I should say I was testing w.bloggar…). Here is what was said. This tool (provided with source) is an IHttpHandler sample that, once installed on an Internet Information Server, allows client browsers to browse .Zip files seamlessly. Directories in the ZIP file are shown…

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