Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/15
Sometime you might want to protect your data in memory – the greatest example is when dealing with anything related to passwords. It is simply not smart to keep that data around in a plain-text. In .NET there are multiple methods you can use for this purpose, starting with SecureString, ProtectedMemory, and my favorite ProtectedData.…
Source: How to secure memory? – Medo’s Home Page
via: Found this via +Ilya S a post from +Josip Medved – Stuff like this should be way built into an OS, and RTL’s should have a secureMalloc()… – Joe C. Hecht – Google+
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Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/22
A while ago, I bitched that Microsoft moved away the Windows Update out of the Control panel into a language depended place (in Windows 10 1511 update broke the Hyper-V networking – Fix network connection issues).
Since then I had to maintain too many locales running Windows 10. So here is the batch file:
for /f "delims=" %%A in ('PowerShell -Command "(Get-Culture).Name"') do explorer "%LocalAppData%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\%%A\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms"
It uses these tricks:
- Set output of a command as a variable (in this case a for loop variable)
- Execute PowerShell script in a .bat file
- PowerShell Get-Culture (which gets a .NET CultureInfo instance)
- CultureInfo.Name property (which has the nl-NL, en-US, etc codes in it)
It replaced this simple batch-file which has worked for like 10 years:
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe
via: Windows Update Shortcut – Create in Windows 10 – Windows 10 Forums
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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/15
Without dsquery installable, I had to query an ActiveDirectory spanning two domains.
Here are some links that helped:
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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/03
The #Fellows | Unity IoC container: tips, tricks and dirty hacks post is a very readable and to-the-point introduction to Unity IoC focussing on Dependency Injection. Implementation details of various IoC/DI frameworks differ, so some keywords:
- Inversion of Control
- Named registration (or keyed registration)
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Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/21
It’s been in the System.Array class forever, but remarkably few people do know that it can throw you a NotSupportedException (for instance when calling Add, Insert, Remove, etc).
It does because it implements IList, but not all methods implemented from IList are valid.
And it also indicates that, as the IList Properties allows for IsFixedSize to return false.
A similar case is there for IsReadOnly: then you cannot even modify the values.
Ever since I started teaching .NET/C# classes almost 15 years ago, I warned:
beware when you use IList as not everybody implements all methods.
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