Resource Hacker – Update File Icon & Resource Data

October 15, 2018

As you might know by know I am not a big fan of installing 10 ton of software to get my simple things done.

One of them is adding file versioning or file Icons to my custom build .Net applications.

For which I use my also my custom build vbc.net or csc.net wrapper for Visual Studio

If you need to add you custom ICON and or VERSIONING

You can use some vbc.net compiler options, see here for the full list vbc compiler or  csc compiler options.

SOLUTION :

Download Resource hacker

I still use an old Version 3.4, which still runs fine.

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1. Open your compile .exe file

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2. Add or Replace Icons

Right click the 0 in the ICON section and Select Replace

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3. Add or Replace File Properties

Select 0 in the Version Info section

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Modify the File Property Values according to you needs. And click on the COMPILE button.

Next save this as a RESOURCE file.

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For Example : My.res

Once this is done you can pick the settings up when compiling your VB or C# application, using this compiler option :

-win32resource

Example : –win32resource:My.res

See here in a real life example

 

Enjoy !


Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

May 2, 2017

We encountered a Sony Mobile where the GPS was not working suddenly ?

So I was thinking that a recent software update was the root cause…

Next I went on the Forum to see if there are where more issues like that… and indeed quite a lot found Confused smile

Solution :

Go into service mode by just dialing : *#*#7378423#*#* and then into Service Tests, GPS, Purge

See steps described on the Forum GPS not working,

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But still it did not work ! Sad smile

This simple setting fixed it !

Go to Location Settings :

Go to MODE and change to HIGH ACCURARY

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Problem Fixed… Smile


Fiddler – How to capture non Web Browser traffic

March 21, 2016

I had a need to debug an external app using fiddler.

Seems to be a trivial exercise, but I could not see the captured traffic in fiddler ?

After Googling a bit, I could only find part of the solution.

Below is the full story.

Solution :

1. Proxy Settings : First of all you need to know that Fiddler acts as a proxy server on your machine when you start it.

The default address / port is 127.0.0.1:8888

You can check the settings after starting Fiddler in you Browser settings.

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So you need to set the proxy settings in your local application that you want to test.

2. Decrypt HTTPS settings

Make sure you have set to Decrypt HTTPS

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This needs a extra extension to Fiddler (which is not installed by default)

3. Capture all Processes

After that you need to make sure that you tell Fiddler to capture all traffic for all Processes.

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This last step I overlooked for a few hours before my eyes caught the option menu at the bottom.

Enjoy Winking smile


WordPress – 2015 blog review

December 31, 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


WordPress – 2014 Blog review

December 31, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.