Extract OCXState Data

At work we have recently spent effort to remove our technical debt. So far we have introduced Unicode into the native code, migrated our VB6 to VB.NET, upgraded to .NET 4.0 and now we are working on 64bit support. However, we have used the Microsoft FlexGrid quite extensively in our VB6 (now VB.NET) components and […]

MSBuild creating lots of temp files

UPDATE: I found a msdn forum post with exactly the same issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/netfxbcl/thread/42647eff-ecb8-412c-a884-a152b6fdd40d It turns out that it is NOT msbuild but it is SN.exe leaving the temp files behind when resigning assemblies. I suppose you could easily come to this conclusion when watching the build and those files are flashing by so quickly. On […]

Simpler version of the 7-Zip backup

UPDATE: I have recently published these scripts on GitHub for prosperity under the tag v2: https://github.com/abaitken/backup-scripts/tree/v2 I have tested the 7-Zip backup I had constructured that I posted about a while back and I have come to realise that it is a tad bit too complicated. I even went through the process of creating a […]

Using 7-zip and batch files to perform backups automatically

UPDATE: I have recently published these scripts on GitHub for prosperity under the tag v1: https://github.com/abaitken/backup-scripts/tree/v1 UPDATE: I have recently overhauled this and created a simpler script in this post: /2009/10/17/simpler-version-of-the-7-zip-backup/ First, a little history: Since the days when I started using XP I had gotten used to the control that NT Backup provided to […]