August 8, 2002

Update SQL Server database with Updategrams

You can use XML to transfer both data and commands. In this column I’ll show how you can update a database by means of XML commands sent over the HTTP protocol and, even more interesting, how to perform bulk uploads with these commands.An updategram is a piece of XML data

Retrieve file version information

The System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo class lets you easily read file version information without having to call Windows API functions (as you have to do under previous VB versions). This class has a static GetVersionInfo method that returns a FileVersionInfo object related to a given file. Once you have such an object, retrieving