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  • Blog Post: ProjectProperties->Signing vs AssemblyInfo

    Daniel Moth questioned the move from source attribute to project properties. Here's my insight on 2 of the reasons. First the disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this posting contains my own personal opinions and does not represent...
  • Blog Post: Multi-file Assemblies: What and How

    I intentionally left out the 'why' because only you as developer on your own product can decide why a given programming feature should or shouldn't be used. First the easy part: What Multi-file assemblies are simply assemblies that consist of more than one file. That begs the question of what is...
  • Blog Post: Happy (Belated) Easter

    So a while back there was big news about some secret code in IE that used “Netscape engineers are weenies”. I only know what I read in the newspapers about this, and the fact that internally MS outlawed any and all 'Easter Eggs'. We were given a brief moratorium in which we could remove the...
  • Blog Post: Replacing al.exe with csc.exe

    I've seen a awful lot of comments lately about all the cool stuff that can be done with al.exe. I'd just like to point out that with very few exceptions csc.exe can do almost everything that al.exe can do. One of those exceptions deals with the /template option. Another one has to do with managed resources...
  • Blog Post: Resources, Managed, Native, and ALink

    So most of you have figured out by now that making your application run with different languages can be very hard. The overall design is always the same: place all content that might change for different languages in some sort of runtime-selectable package, and then load everything dynamically rather...
  • Blog Post: What is ALink?

    So there is this little known tool that ships as part of the framework SDK. It is referred to as the assembly linker, but on disk it's called al.exe. I like to call it just ALink. So what's the point of a linker that doesn't really link? I'll tell you. First of all, by it's size you can probably tell...
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