Monthly Archives: October 2009

Editing Binary Resources with VS

The need occasionally arises to modify binary resources without re-compilation. Say you want to change the manifest-dependencies of a dll you don’t have the source to.  Or you wish to bump up the version of an executable without actually working … Continue reading

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Duplicate Volume Serial Numbers

We recently released a product version, with yearly licenses attached to the machine’s Volume Serial Number.  Now it is called a ‘serial number’, and it seems as meaningless and as random as a UID (mine is 34EE-10A0), so it must … Continue reading

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Memory Fragmentation Trouble

We recently had some weird issues that turned out to emanate from a failure to allocate a large consecutive chunk of heap memory.  (It was an exceptional pain to nail the cause there – maybe more on that in a … Continue reading

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