robgruen's WebLog

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May, 2005

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    Some KB articles don't like to be found

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    For Instance: ActiveX control containers that support .NET controls - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=311334 I've known of the existince of Q311334 long before it was published. But to this day, I can never seem to find it when I need it. I have had...
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    Classic ASP (ASP 3.0) doesn’t work on 64bit with 32bit COM objects

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    In particular I’m referring to VB6 ActiveX objects, and I know there's a lot of em out there. I've written several of them. I’ll try to give you a breakdown of why this occurs: The isapi DLL that’s responsible for ASP is compiled natively for 64bit...
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    Magic Trick: RPC Debugging Excercise

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    What you need for this exercise: An out of proc COM server A client attempting to call the exe in #1 #2 is getting the below hr returned by a call to #1 // From WinError.h // MessageId: RPC_E_DISCONNECTED // // MessageText...
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    HOWTO: Easily determine if a file is a managed assembly

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    This is a question I’ve seen float around several times. It’s an innocent question that I would think would be easy to find but the continued stream of questions quickly blows that hypothesis. So, I’ll try to increase the I-Gravity of my post by listing...
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    What’s “Enable RPC Debugging” option in VS.NET?

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    The “Enable RPC Debugging” option is a somewhat well hidden option in Visual Studio .NET. It is available in VS.NET 2002, 2003 & 2005. You can set/clear this option by navigating to the Tools menu and selecting Options . On the options dialog select...
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    On the heels of the Mars Polar Lander

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    http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/050502_mpl_search.html Looks like the smart people at NASA are soon going to find the crashed polar lander. I made a comment to JaSoN that one day on Mars there will be a landmark/tourist spot for people to see...
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    The evading solution to large remoting messages

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    Thanks to rick for the title! We are seeing more and more people encountering: Q322975 BUG: Passing large quantities of data in .NET Remoting calls causes an unexpected exception to occur - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=322975 . ...
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