Finding Installed Applications with VC++

Finding applications installed on a machine (the ones that you see in Control Panel Add/Remove programs) could be a little bit tricky, because there isn’t a bulletproof API or method. Each of the available methods has its own weak points. WMI is slow and can actually be disabled on a machine. MSI API only shows…

Hacking WCF Extensions for Visual Studio 2005

If you are still using Visual Studio 2005 and need to develop WCF services you need the following: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package (SP2) The Visual Studio 2005 extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP 3 The problem with the later is that Microsoft no longer supports it. Visual Studio 2008…