Archives / 2004 / January
  • Another Windows Installer Pet Peeve

    1. If Windows Installer is Microsoft's “official” installation technology, then why the heck don't they use it and support it better?  It would make our lives a lot easier if Microsoft released a merge module for the .NET Framework, for example.  It's the perfect example of where a merge module is needed.  Instead, we get silent install kludges.

  • Still can't find everything on the Internet...

    As my friend Paul Wilson points out, sometimes technical answers are really hard to find.  As I browse the ASP.NET and C# newsgroups, weblogs, and Forums, answers abound on how to bind a dataset to a control.  I can find numerous explanations of how .NET garbage collection works, best practices utilizing the dispose pattern, and many other helpful hints.