Jigar Mehta's Blog

Symantec and Microsoft working together on SharePoint Interoperability

Its been quite some time I updated this blog. Have been busy at work, and working on something which...

Author: jigarme Date: 12/13/2010

Removing songs from disk with Rating 1 in SongBird.

Note: This is a simple ‘Week-end adventure’, to make a tedious task into automated, fast and...

Author: jigarme Date: 04/26/2009

2 years.. and counting!

Yes, today I finish 2 years working with my Dream company! Its been great journey so far, and I...

Author: jigarme Date: 08/01/2008

Look at the operating system version and SP details from the dump in WinDbg..

This is a very common question, we encounter almost all the times. Just imagine a situation, we have...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/03/2008

How to change value of register when doing live debugging with Windbg?

Windbg has not only registers reading functionality but it can also modify registers when doing live...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/03/2008

Collection of SysInternal Tools

The team has just released a new subdomain that has neat and clean list of all SysInternal Tools,...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/29/2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is available!!

I've been using Visual Studio 2008 from few months.. Its really a great improvement over...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/27/2008

What is better way of keeping an eye on last win32 error while debugging?

I have found it necessary many times to keep an eye on last win32 error, while using Win32 APIs in...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/08/2008

How can I check the details about Process Token while debugging in Visual Studio?

Visual Studio 2005 onwards, watch window has got a pseudo register for investigating the details...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/08/2008

CoCreateInstance returns 0x80080005 for Visual Studio 2008 based ATL service??

I just worked with a customer who was facing interesting issue. He was getting 0x80080005 at client...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/07/2008

VC++ Debug C++ Runtime Files..

How many times have you tried to run the debug build of your project on a test machine where you...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/07/2008

COM Interop Sample : Using C# DLL from C++ application

I have found many people who are beginning to learn COM Interop, looking for a sample application...

Author: jigarme Date: 04/28/2008

How to register .NET Assembly for COM Interop ?

Do you want to use your .NET DLL (assembly) from VB6 or C++ application (native code) ? Yes, you can...

Author: jigarme Date: 04/28/2008

Live Mesh Technology Preview Available!

I am very excited to tell that Microsoft announced Live Mesh Technology preview today. Its awesome...

Author: jigarme Date: 04/23/2008

Parallel Computing Initiative..

As a part of Parallel computing initiative at Microsoft, we just released Parallel Extensions to...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/29/2007

Visual Studio 2005 debugging trick..

Just now, I found a trick in Visual Studio 2005 to debug pointers in better way. You can ',n' in...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/20/2007

My component is not listed in DCOMCNFG..

I hear this problem occasionally. Customers have COM/DCOM component on the system registered...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/07/2007

Interesting windbg command-line parameters..

Here is a list of few interesting command-line parameters and their mapping to interactive commands...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/07/2007

How to install windbg for post-mortem debugging..

I was looking for a way to install windbg as postmortem debugger so that everytime any process...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/07/2007

Extracting modules (EXE, DLL, and other binaries) from memory dump..

Yet another debugging challenge. Imagine a situation where you get a memory dump from customer and...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/06/2007

How to debug startup code for a process which is started by some other executable!

Yet another debugging challenge.. The problem is, we want to debug the startup code for an...

Author: jigarme Date: 11/06/2007

Why 32 bit registers are called EAX, EBX, ECX, EDX etc.

This is actually an interesting story, Back in the days when we had 8 bit processors (8 bit...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/30/2007

How to look at value of structure object who is member of Class object while debugging in WinDbg??

Sometimes when you debug applications, it happens that you have got the pointer to class which has...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/28/2007

How to break in WinDbg when particular function returns specific value??

If you are debugging a lot, you might come across a need where you need to put a breakpoint on a...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/28/2007

Looking at commands supported by WinDbg extensions..

If you want to look at commands supported by any windbg extensions, you can follow various ways. You...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/28/2007

How to attach WinDbg to a service?

There are various ways to do this. Find the PID for process that is hosting the service. You can do...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/26/2007

Loading/reloading symbols for just one module..

Many a times it happens that from within a debugging session, we need to load / reload symbols for a...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/25/2007

How to find out what all processes have loaded particular DLL..

I was searching for a way to find all the processes running right now, who has loaded particular...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/25/2007

Thanks Ted Pattison

I have just finished reading "Programming Distributed Applications With COM & Microsoft...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/12/2007

What is AppID??

If you have got chance to work with DCOM /COM+ frequently; you might have come across the term...

Author: jigarme Date: 10/09/2007

VirtualStore in Windows Vista

I was researching on one of the issues for my customer and got to read about this registry key....

Author: jigarme Date: 09/11/2007

Consuming WCF services from COM using C++

Found a very good article about using WCF services from COM client C++ code.....

Author: jigarme Date: 09/07/2007

Release v/s debug mode

I just came across an issue where C# application using COM component works fine with debug build of...

Author: jigarme Date: 08/30/2007

Completed One Year at Microsoft

Yes, I completed One successful year at Microsoft this month. Till now, it has been great journey at...

Author: jigarme Date: 08/06/2007

Microsoft Windows Live got two new features..

My favorite features have come in windows live also.. 1. Windows live Photo gallery (Share photos...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/27/2007

Want to see GAC in its naked view?

For one of my customer's debugging scenario, I was searching for a technique to view the GAC in its...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/19/2007

eScrum 1.0 released..

I have read many things about Scrum project management over here in Microsoft. Almost all projects...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/14/2007

Silverlight screencasts..

Using Silverlight Brushes for Color, Gradient and Video Using the Silverlight Downloader Object...

Author: jigarme Date: 06/13/2007

My technorati profile..

My technorati profile.. Technorati Profile

Author: jigarme Date: 05/23/2007

New MSDN design..

Just noticed that MSDN design has got changed, I liked the new layout.. What about you? Tabbed...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/22/2007

A referral was returned from the server.

I encountered this strange error while playing with a sample to elevate the executable from the...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/22/2007

Getting error - Library not registered

Problem: When loading the type-library (using #import directive or even from oleview.exe), getting...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/16/2007

Notepad hangs while saving the file

From last few days, I have been experiencing very strange problem. Problem: When I create a new file...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/16/2007

Commonly used NTOSKRNL.exe function prefix..

I have posted a good piece of handy information...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/13/2007

Test blog.. for social bookmarking..

test bookmarking..

Author: jigarme Date: 05/08/2007

Windows SDK download location..

Customers should get the latest Windows SDK from:...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/08/2007

.NET Framework Configuration Tool

Just now, i was searching for something to set the redirection for .NET assembly. Like, for assembly...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/04/2007

Changes to COM in Windows Vista

The following changes appear in COM in Windows Vista: The COM elevation moniker allows applications...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/03/2007

Enabling .NET studio Windows Service project to work with installutil.exe

I was just trying to create a simple C#.NET windows service with visual studio .NET 2005. After...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/03/2007

Have become MCP now !!

Just gave C# - Windows programming exam today and have cleared with 900 score!! So, now have become...

Author: jigarme Date: 05/02/2007

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