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MakeAppx : error : Error info: error 80080204: All app package manifests in a bundle must declare the same values under the XPath [local-name()='Package']/[local-name()='Dependencies'].

When building an appx bundle for an UWP for submission to the windows store you may get the...

Author: therobbi Date: 04/13/2016

Getting a System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException when trying to use BitmpaMetadata to extract EXIF/XMP data?

Well if that's the case, it's probably cause you're attempting to use this class from a MTA thread....

Author: robgruen Date: 11/17/2009

How to Programmatically Set Permissions on Files/Folders in a SharePoint Document Library

Yep, had to figure this out since I'm still working with SharePoint stuff. I couldn't find any...

Author: robgruen Date: 11/15/2007

Referencing Sharepoint Assemblies on x64bit Installs causes build errors for ASP.NET apps (in VS.NET 2005)

You may encounter the following error if you are trying to build a ASP.NET application or web...

Author: robgruen Date: 08/17/2007

Installing Displays #5 & #6 on my workstation

So I get my third dual head card in the mail the other day and after two days of patient waiting I...

Author: robgruen Date: 01/24/2007

Installing the MouseWheelFix (Q837910) on 64bit editions of Windows

To install the MouseWheelFix on a 64 bit edition of Windows you need to place the registry key...

Author: robgruen Date: 01/24/2007

How Can You Update Your Computer When the Thing That Updates Your Computer Is Broken?

Simple, YOU CAN'T!!! For a while now my computer's Automatic Updates has been broken. No new...

Author: robgruen Date: 07/26/2006

MIX06 - Lunch time

We were fed quite well, thanks to all of the folks that made the food decisions. My tummy is happy!...

Author: robgruen Date: 03/20/2006

Mix Registration - "done, check"

MIX06 is sold out! 1900 attendees have come to Vegas to talk about the future of their respective...

Author: robgruen Date: 03/20/2006

MIX06 - So it begins

Well, I just stepped off of a 5.5 hour flight got a rental car for 16 hours and then I'm back on...

Author: robgruen Date: 03/19/2006

VB6 MouseWheelFix - Now works in SDI Mode!

A VERY large thank you goes out to Kevin Willimason for taking the time to hook (no pun intended) us...

Author: robgruen Date: 02/22/2006

Connection_Dropped Error in the HTTPERR Log for IIS

I was trying to install a web service on a freshly build W2k3 box. I checked the event log and...

Author: robgruen Date: 01/03/2006

Playing Smart Devices...

Well, the main project I was working on suffered a minor setback when the HDD on the box died. Until...

Author: robgruen Date: 12/29/2005

Ain't Programming Fun!

So I was upgrading a project from VS.NET 2003 to VS.NET 2005 (v2.0 of the framework) and I kept...

Author: robgruen Date: 12/16/2005

Getting VSIP to browse

The VS.NET SDK (a.k.a. VSIP package) lacks the wide spread use and documentation that other SDKs...

Author: robgruen Date: 11/23/2005

64bit frustrations

I'm like every other computer geek out there.... "64bit, wow, cool!" Well, to a point... My latest...

Author: robgruen Date: 11/16/2005

Assembly.GetCallingAssembly().FullName returning the wrong value in whidbey?

Here's a question I got this afternoon: I have a C# assembly named AppDom. I execute the following...

Author: robgruen Date: 10/18/2005

DARPA Grand Challenge - done check

Congrats to all of the autonomous vehicles and their teams that finished the 132 mile course earlier...

Author: robgruen Date: 10/08/2005

More AutoComplete tips & tricks

I forgot to mention this one the other day: You can bring up all of the stored auto complete entries...

Author: robgruen Date: 09/14/2005

ASP.NET 2.0 & "allowDefinition='MachineToApplication'" error message

So, I upgraded an existing ASP.NET (1.1) application today to ASP.NET 2.0. The upgrade had some...

Author: robgruen Date: 09/12/2005

Latest VB6/VBA MouseWheel upates have been published to Q837910

The changes I posted here: More updates for the VB6/VBA mouse wheel fix. Have been published to the...

Author: robgruen Date: 09/07/2005

Windows XP 64bit & My dell Precision 380

So I got this spankin' new machine (Dell Precision 380) with Intel's 64bit technology: EM64T. So I...

Author: robgruen Date: 08/25/2005

More updates for the VB6/VBA mouse wheel fix

Thanks to Matt Dawdy for not only report the bug but also coding a fix. The latest fix is for issues...

Author: robgruen Date: 08/03/2005

Sticky Sessions, NLB, and .NET Remoting

What is Network Load Balancing (NLB) ?...

Author: robgruen Date: 07/25/2005

I took some notes on some remoting questions I recently answered...

Server activated objects (SAOs both singleton and singlecall) use threadpool magic to execute...

Author: robgruen Date: 07/07/2005

Help, I've lost my remote object!?

So this is the 1st time I've seen this but I guess it makes sense since I only deal with so many...

Author: robgruen Date: 06/22/2005

Caspol -s Behavioral changes for Whidbey

We generally use "caspol.exe -s off" as a quick test to determine if .NET framework security plays a...

Author: robgruen Date: 06/13/2005

Discovery Channel's Alien Planet

I was a bit late for my ride into work today since I was captivated by this TV show. Too bad I...

Author: robgruen Date: 06/12/2005

007 in Space ala Moonraker

Here's a fun article on CNN that discusses some cold war space relics:...

Author: robgruen Date: 06/09/2005

Some KB articles don't like to be found

For Instance: ActiveX control containers that support .NET controls -...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/30/2005

Classic ASP (ASP 3.0) doesn’t work on 64bit with 32bit COM objects

In particular I’m referring to VB6 ActiveX objects, and I know there's a lot of em out there. I've...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/26/2005

HOWTO: Easily determine if a file is a managed assembly

This is a question I’ve seen float around several times. It’s an innocent question that I would...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/19/2005

What’s “Enable RPC Debugging” option in VS.NET?

The “Enable RPC Debugging” option is a somewhat well hidden option in Visual Studio .NET. It is...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/09/2005

On the heels of the Mars Polar Lander

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/050502_mpl_search.html Looks like the smart people at NASA are...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/03/2005

The evading solution to large remoting messages

Thanks to rick for the title! We are seeing more and more people encountering: Q322975 BUG: Passing...

Author: robgruen Date: 05/02/2005

Silly me!

I'm working on this managed application that's doing some remoting. The app's got all sorts of...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/28/2005

Me, my picture frame, and being OOF

I have the benefit of owning a Digital Memory Frame (thanks michaelp). Well, I'm going to be OOF for...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/17/2005

Marsrovers get Life Extension

I just read an article stating that the rovers have been guaranteed an 18 month extension to their...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/11/2005

1.6x + 2x = 320-1280mm

To quote Mazda: "Zoom Zoom!" I just ordered a 2x extender for my camera bag. My primary plans are...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/11/2005

Read this if you're getting an InvalidCastException when referencing a type created with AppDomain.CreateInstanceFrom

I was helping someone out with an issue the other day. Basically we were attempting to create an...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/05/2005

Ever chat with SmarterChild?

I read an article that discusses an IM agent that people can chat with called SmarterChild. While I...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/05/2005

Just like everyone else here @ blogs.msdn.com

I've been migraged along with everyone else and have picked my new theme. If it's hard to read or...

Author: robgruen Date: 04/02/2005

Product Activation changes....

Thanks to JaSoN for alerting me to this. Just a "buyer be ware" kind of thing....

Author: robgruen Date: 04/01/2005

Stop that alarm!

I should probably get one of these! My poor alarm clock must feel like a punching bag. J At least...

Author: robgruen Date: 03/23/2005

What do haircuts and technology have in common?

If you were to ask me this I’d have to say nothing (neither does the internet)! But hold on, I...

Author: robgruen Date: 03/23/2005

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