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Colin Bowern ... more of the usual bool February 2006 Entries
MSBuild support for .NET 1.1 targets
The MSBuild team just posted beta 1 of the “MSBee” toolkit which enables building .NET Framework 1.1 applications with MSBuild. For those of you moving towards MSBuild and still have a few 1.1 apps lingering this bring the build process under a single tool. On a related note I've written a few custom tasks already to generate publisher policy assemblies, use FxCop 1.35b1, Nullsoft Installation System, and the Red-gate SQL Toolkit. I'm working to get them added to the MSBuild Tasks Community ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:40 PM

A More Complete Stack Trace when Debugging Assemblies in the GAC
Have you ever had the need to get line numbers from an exception stack trace for an assembly in the GAC? If you work with BizTalk Server the answer is likely yes. To debug Commerce Server pipeline components which I have traditionally put custom C# pipeline components in the GAC and then registered for COM interop. I've found having line numbers indespensible when apps are running in the production test environment. I went searching for the answer and came across it. I thought I'd write it down here ......

Posted On Monday, February 6, 2006 7:17 PM

RSS, NNTP, ahh.. Where is Outlook 12 when you need it?

I really hope Outlook 12 has a nice RSS/NNTP integration story.  I use Omea Reader right now because it has provided the smoothest integration between RSS and NNTP.  I find myself in Outlook Express from time to time for NNTP though because OE is quite responsive.  Omea does a good job, it's just a bit sluggish at times.  What would be better is to see JetBrains develop an Outlook add-in (hint, hint Omea development team!).

Posted On Thursday, February 2, 2006 5:08 PM

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