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John Watson The Pragmatic Enthusiast October 2006 Entries
Generate WiX 2.0 Web Folder Fragment
This little utility grew out of need. I'm offering it up for free because it's so rough around the edges - no documentation, brute force approach, hardcoding, assumptions, etc. - you get what you paid for! It consists of a command script, a VBScript and an Xsl file - you can download it here. To use it, you also need another little utility I built which will generate a nested Xml directory listing that you can find here. It will take an Xml directory file (from this previous utility) and generate ......

Posted On Friday, October 27, 2006 11:48 AM

Build XML Directory Structure
I've hacked together a little VBScript utility that will generate an Xml representation of a directory structure which you can download here. I looked around for something that already did this and came across Pat Coleman's DIR2XML utility. It provided a basis for what I needed but there were a couple of things I had to tweak - it generated a "flat" listing of all files and it produced an XHTML document via an XSL transform. Pat did a lot of the heavy lifting with the recursive directory scanning ......

Posted On Friday, October 27, 2006 8:34 AM

Windows Live Writer Beta

Back in August, Jeff Julian posted a detailed explaination of how to configure Live Writer for posting to GWB here. I had to hunt to find it again so I could install it on Vista RC2 so I figured this was worth a "link" here.

Posted On Friday, October 20, 2006 2:47 PM

DHTML Editing Control removed in IE7+
This hasn't seen a lot of circulation (ok, I didn't pay much attention to it) and I was just bitten by it so I wanted to capture the links I found. The symptom is that using Exchange and Outlook Web Access from Vista (beta 2+) will not allow you to compose a new mail message. The DHTML ActiveX control for rich text editing doesn't get downloaded or instantiated. This was warned about here back in June by B. Ashok on the IE blog. In there he also states "In the near future, we will also killbit the ......

Posted On Friday, October 20, 2006 2:41 PM

WiX3 doesn't yet support COM+ installations - Oct 17, 2006
I found out while trying to make a COM+ installation that WiX3 doesn't yet support this. I was working on it originally with the latest WiX2 drop and ran into some difficulties (my own doing it turns out). While troubleshooting, I thought I'd give the latest 3.0 drop a try just in case some bugs had been fixed. After backing up my *.wxs files and running them through the new wixcop using the -f switch to upgrade the schemas I received compile errors around the pubca extensions. Looking around, I ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:57 AM

Fall in NH
Dave Burke (a.k.a "davebu") has Murray and Julie has her dogs, but down here in NH I've got Fritz and a flock of wild turkeys. ......

Posted On Friday, October 13, 2006 4:14 PM

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