AppDomain.AssemblyResolve Event Tips

AppDomain.AssemblyResolve event can be used to load referenced assemblies at runtime. This can be useful in multiple scenarios: you can use it to load a library from a different location or load a library based on bitness or load a library which is embedded in the executable file. In all cases there are some tips and tricks which can help you to easily implement the event handler and avoid exceptions. Continue Reading →

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Silverlight slideshow with remote control and windows taskbar support

Source code for this article is available at Silverlight Remote Control Source Code

Native Extensions For Microsoft Silverlight is a collection of COM automation based runtime libraries and Silverlight libraries which allow elevated trusted out of browser applications to utilize windows platform feature. For example you can build applications which use Sensor API, Speech API, react to remote control, integrate with windows 7 taskbar or listen to windows messages sent to the host window. In this post I will build a simple slideshow application to demonstrate some of the capabilities of the library. Continue Reading →

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How to Get Elevated Process Path in .Net

As you know retrieving process path in .Net is quite straightforward. For example if you have process instance someProcess you can get the process path by accessing someProcess.MainModule.FileName However for elevated processes the previous code snippet throws Win32Exception. Continue Reading →

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Bugs in System.Diagnostics.Process Class

While working on an application which makes use of Process class I found several bugs which occur in special conditions. More specifically accessing StartTime or HasExited properties causes a Win32Exception with NativeErrorCode equal to five. This indicates that the exception is caused by not having enough rights to retrieve the required information.

The exception occurs under the following conditions: Continue Reading →

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