Junfeng Zhang's Musing

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February, 2006

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    Debugging mysterious application crash

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    Today I was asked to help investigating why an application mysteriously crashes. The symptom is very interesting. First, navigate to a directory with close to 128 characters long. In that directory, any managed WinForm application will fail to launch...
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    Locally Unique ID

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    Sometimes you need a locally unique identifier. For example, you may want to create a temporary file but there may have may instances of your code running, and you don't want any of them to conflict on the file name. You can try with a random file...
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    URL Case Sensitivity, Again

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    I discussed URL sensitivity issue back in March 2005 ( http://blogs.msdn.com/junfeng/archive/2005/03/20/399418.aspx ). In that post, I mentioned fusion probes assemblies with the extension capitalized (For example, http://foo/bar.DLL , instead of http...
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    A few things about uninstall files

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    I was debugging a file uninstall problem today and I discovered some problem. Here are some tips to share. (Background: in Windows you can't delete a file when the file is in use. So a common workaround is to move the file to a temporary location,...
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    Fuslogvw on Windows Vista

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    Due to changes in Windows Vista, you can't change logging setting in Vista using fuslogvw.exe by default. You can change the settings in the UI but the settings won't take effect. To workaround the problem, run fuslogvw.exe elevated (Run as administrator...
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