Il blog di Giulio Vian

Notes and considerations of small consultant, lately on ALM

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    Convert TimeSpan to/from string

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    I never remember what to type in config file TimeSpanConverter tsc = new TimeSpanConverter(); TimeSpan ts = new TimeSpan( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ); // 1 day 2 hours 3 minutes 4 seconds 5 millisec string s = tsc.ConvertToInvariantString( ts ); // 1.02:03:04...
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    HOWTO: Using IE proxy settings (including credentials!)

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    Very easy but hard to find. System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol proxy = ... System.Net.WebProxy ieProxy = System.Net.WebProxy.GetDefaultProxy(); if (ieProxy != null && ieProxy.Address != null ) { ieProxy.Credentials =...
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    Script for network configuration

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    This is a simple batch to force a static IP address on my machines. ECHO interface ip > " %temp% \z.netsh" ECHO set address "Local Area Connection" static 192.168.100.173 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.1 3 >> " %temp% \z.netsh" ECHO set dns "Local...
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    Unix profumeria (perfume shop)

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    When they'll open, I want to smell the difference between the scents of System V, BSD Net, Solaris, and AIX . [ITA] Quando aprono vado a sentire la differenza tra l'odore di System V, BSD Net, Solaris e AIX.
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    HOWTO: Setup for SmartPhone Development (UPDATED)

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    The right installation sequence for using both managed and unmanaged: Active Sync 3.8 eMbedded Visual C++® 4.0 with Service Pack 2 eMbedded Visual C++® 4.0 Service Pack 4 Visual Studio .NET 2003 choose Mobile / CompactFramework ...
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    VPC Tip

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    You can redirect the My Virtual Machines folder (usually in My Documents ) by setting the environment variable myvirtualmachines to the desired path.
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    SmartPhone development

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    I did it! Last night I was able to install the development environment for my Motorola MPx200, i.e. SmartPhone 2002, and run my first HelloWorld! I tried it some months ago, and it didn’t work. My suspect was the installation mess of the PC (betas...
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    Sant’Antonio di Padova [ITA]

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    Perché S.Antonio? Per due ragioni, la prima è che la mia famiglia ha una particolare relazione con quel santo, la seconda è il legame tra le due basiliche di Padova. Non tutti sanno che infatti a Padova oltre alla basilica del Santo, vi è anche la basilica...
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    ASP.NET 1.1 debugging

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    Using the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Debugger with ASP.NET Applications I saw something similar two or three years ago in some internal FAQ, but this is very well written and complete. In the past you had a bunch of KB articles (e.g. 306172 ), useful...
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    Installing Application Center Test... and nothing else

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    Can't believe. It worked at first try: installed Application Center Test without all other stuff in Visual Studio.NET 2003. Type D:\ENGLISH\VS.NET2003\setup\setup.exe /NO_BSLN_CHECK Then unselect everything but ACT [:O].
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    Configuration file for .NET objects running under COM+ 1.5

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    From http://blogs.msdn.com/florinlazar/archive/2003/12/04/41369.aspx : setting the Application Root Directory for that component to point to a directory where you have two files: application.manifest and application.config. The manifest can be as simple...
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    Esempi PowerShell

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    Riprendiamo il tema PowerShell e vediamo alcuni esempi chiassosi, roba da poche righe ma d'effetto. Start-Transcript -Path c:\temp\transcript.ps1 Genera uno script con i comandi che via via si digitano interattivamente. ...
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    Gotcha: MSBuild nested loops (double batching)

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    I admit I didn’t get it on my first, quick, reading of “ Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build ” that MSBuild batching is somewhat counter-intuitive. I needed to have a nested loop in my script, like this pseudo code...
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    When my Domain Password expires?

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    Short form: net user myalias /domain Long form (see Listing 7): http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnclinic/html/scripting09102002.asp
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    Emulate SMS and Calls

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    From http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2004/04/27/121497.aspx : you can make phone calls or send SMS messaages to yourself in the emulator (providing you are using a Smartphone or PPC emulator with Virtual Radio support). The phone number...
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    Where is the TS Client ActiveX in Windows 2003?

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    In setup Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Add or Remove Windows Components under Application Server / Internet Information services / World Wide Web Service / Remote Desktop Web Connection
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    Quick-list for testing and demoing on a real device

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    In the last days I set up a demo app running on a SmartPhone / PocketPC. I needed to wake-up an app on the SP by sending an SMS. This is well described in http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/ReceivingSMSMessages...
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    Upcoming notes

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    This blog is taking a shape: the notes here are solutions and tips found in my daily job, solving real‑life customer projects. So I was thinking at some old arguments I discussed in other places, and now I have a (sort of) ‘editorial plan’ that includes...
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    Blocking Ads

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    Very nice idea for fighting unwanted ads and pop-ups. http://www.everythingisnt.com/hosts.html
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    Another step to VS 2005

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    This is another step in easing the migration to Visual Studio 2005. http://www.theserverside.net/news/thread.tss?thread_id=34863&News06_28_05-click
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    Pre/post-build event

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    This is a tip for all developers, not for BuildMasters only. The issue is those pre and post-build events that developers use to add any conceivable code… especially code that assume a developer’s workstation folder structure. Such...
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    Some TeamBuild errors

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    Today I have three interesting build errors that may happen and I want to spare you the time it took me to understand their causes. TF215085 / TF214007 This error may appear in your first build run: it says «An error occurred while connecting to agent...
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    COM senza registrazione e file Manifest

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    C'è un piccolo gioiello in Visual Studio C++ 2005 ed è il Manifest tool (mt). Qualcuno avrà letto degli articoli come Registration-Free Activation of COM Components: A Walkthrough che spiegano che da Windows XP è possibile utilizzare...
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    503 Too busy

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    It's time to start writing something down again. It's been a very very busy period (maybe vacation & UR target has some impact on this) but it will not slow down any time soon so I must force myself to spend some time here.
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    PowerShell si inizia

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    Da qualche tempo mi sono “ intrippato ” di PowerShell e mi sembra che in Italia non ci sia ancora la percezione del valore contenuto in PowerShell. Come sviluppatore ho una prospettiva diversa da quella di un sistemista, come può averla http://www.pulsarit...
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