GUID Creator

If you ever need to create a custom GUID, VisualStudio actually comes with one (guidgen.exe): C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools You can create the GUID in several formats, and it has a copy feature so you can paste into your source code. // {FA502476-DB91-4a16-A6B2-ADC1C1B70F9F} IMPLEMENT_OLECREATE(<<class>>, <<external_name>>, 0xfa502476, 0xdb91, 0x4a16, 0xa6, 0xb2, 0xad, 0xc1, 0xc1, 0xb7,…

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Unrecoverable build error

Ouch.  This error has bothered me for a couple of days now, and I finally found a solution.  I kept getting this error when I was building a depolyment project. First, you should try Microsoft’s Knowledge Base article on the problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329214/EN-US/. Didn’t work?  It does for some… but it didn’t for me either.  If…

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Including a file in a Web Deployment Project

Argh Argh.  I’m precompiling a website (msbuild) and then building an installer for deploying it.  For the build, I’m use WDP.  However; for whatever silly reason Visual Studio ignores file types of .lic   So I have a license file that won’t get built, and to be honest I don’t want to manually add it to…

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How to debug JavaScript in Visual Studio

Follow these 2 simple steps and you will be debugging JavaScript with ease. 1.    Clear the “disable script debugging” checkbox in Internet Explorer’s advanced properties. 2.    Add the keyword “debugger” somewhere within your JavaScript. When you run the web page from Visual Studio in debugging mode, viola–when it hits the “debugger” statement, the Visual Studio…

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