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Network Configuration
Software Configuration
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Referencing external config files from Web.Config
by Marco Bellinaso
Anybody programming with ASP.NET knows that you can store custom application's settings in the web.config file, under the section, and programmatically read the values through the ConfigurationSettings class. When the application starts, the web.config is read and all its settings ...
GetDomainName - Retrieving the domain name
by Marco Bellinaso
Returns the domain name Requires a reference to System.Management and the respective Imports
GetDomainRole - Retrieving the domain role
by Marco Bellinaso
Returns the domain role Requires a reference to System.Management and the respective Imports
GetNetworkAvailability - Retrieving the network availability
by Marco Bellinaso
Returns the network availability Requires a reference to System.Management and the respective Imports
Registering ASP.NET on IIS after installing the .NET Framework
by Marco Bellinaso
If you install the .NET Framework on a system that has IIS already installed, IIS is automatically configured to handle requests to ASP.NET pages, and to redirect the execution to the ASP.NET runtime. However, it may happen that you installed the framework on a Windows 2000 Professional system ...
GetLocalHostIpAddresses - Retrieving the array of IP addresses for the local host
by Marco Bellinaso
Return the array of IP addresses for the local host Note: Requires Imports System.Net Example: Dim ipa As IPAddress For Each ipa In GetLocalHostIpAddresses() Debug.WriteLine(ipa.ToString()) Next
Be careful when installing SHLWAPI.DLL with Visual Installer
by Roberto Dalmonte
I happened to come across a serious problem when installing my own software with Visual Installer 1.1: the installation of my product on Windows 98 computers caused a system crash during the next Windows start-up. The only way to fix things was to reinstall Windows from CD, over the existent ...
Centralize ASP.NET settings in one file
by Francesco Balena
Although ASP.NET lets you distribute web.config files over all the application's subdirectories, it surely doesn't force you to do so. You can keep all the application settings in its main web.config file, while enforcing different settings on a directory-by-directory base, if you want. The key ...
Change script timeout through ASP.NET configuration files
by Francesco Balena
The httpRuntime tag in ASP.NET configuration files lets you determine several behaviors of ASP.NET at the machine or site, including the global value for script timeout. Here's the complete syntax for this tag.
Prevent unauthorized changes to ASP.NET configuration files
by Francesco Balena
Some ASP.NET settings are so critical that the system administrator should prevent them from being changed by individual applications. This ability is especially crucial for servers that host multiple applications written by different developers. In this case, the administrator can prevent ...
Reduce Server Too Busy errors with the httpRuntime tag
by Francesco Balena
The httpRuntime tag in ASP.NET configuration files lets you determine several features of ASP.NET at the machine or site level, including the how ASP.NET uses multi-threading.
Use custom error pages in ASP.NET
by Francesco Balena
The <customErrors> tag in ASP.NET configuration files affects how error pages are managed in an ASP.NET application and whether developers can redirect users to their custom error pages when an exception is thrown.
ASP.NET process recycling
by Francesco Balena
Application recycling is a great feature that lets you configure an application so that ASP.NET automatically shuts it down and restarts it after a given period or a given number of client requests, or when it consumes more memory than the specified threshold. This feature is a lifesaver if the ...
LanCardAddress - Read the Ethernet address of a LAN card
by Francesco Balena
Read the Ethernet address of a LAN card. This number can be considered to uniquely identify a network adapter
Programs using the WebBrowser require that IE is installed
by Francesco Balena
If your program uses the WebBrowser control or any Microsoft Internet Control, you must ensure (and clearly specify in your app's documentation) that the program can only work on systems that have Internet Explorer installed. In fact, the WebBrowser control is embedded in the ShDocVw.Dll file, ...
ShowNetworkDiskConnectionDialog - Show a dialog to connect or disconnect a drive
by Marco Bellinaso
show the dialog to connect/disconnect a network disk If the argument is True it shows the ConnectDialog, otherwise it shows the Disconnect dialog the second argument is the hWnd of the parent dialog The function returns False if the dialog is canceled, True otherwise.
GetPDCName - The name of the Primary Domain Controller
by Francesco Balena
Return the name of the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) server names are preceded by a double slash
NetworkUserName - The user name used to establish a network connection
by Francesco Balena
return the current default user name or the user name used to establish a connection
Silent install with VB6 Deployment and Packaging Wizard
by Bruce Kellerman
VB6 Deployment and Packaging Wizard's resulting setup.exe has a command line switch that allows for a silent install.
Getting Around a Bug in Testing Your Applets
by Reuben Cleetus
If you've tried using the Java Plugin to test your Applets and got a mysterious "Security Exception," then you've run into a known, but unadvertised bug. For a complete description of the bug, see: ...
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