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csc.exe: prevent “does not contain a static ‘Main’ method suitable for an entry point”, use /target:library

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/29

Every once in a while I do Command-line Building With csc.exe.

When building libraries, it throws this error:

The reason is that by default it wants to build a program.

Change this default by adding the /target:library parameter.

–jeroen

via: c# – Program does not contain a static ‘Main’ method suitable for an entry point – Stack Overflow.

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Batch file to run the most recent vsvars32.bat

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/28

The below batch file finds and runs the latest vsvars32.bat on a system.

vsvars32.bat initializes the path and other environment variables to run Visual Studio and command-line tools (like csc.exe, xsd.exe, editbin.exe).

The batch file employs a few tricks from:

  :: Run the most recent vsvars32.bat

  :: test these environment variables that have 110 or 120 in them (future enhancements: support more Visual Studio versions):
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2002: VS70COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2003: VS71COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2005: VS80COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2008: VS90COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2010: VS100COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2012: VS110COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2013: VS120COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: VS130COMNTOOLS was skipped: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1215607-visual-studio-13-to-be-skipped-vnext-to-be-v14/
  :: Visual Studio 2015: VS130COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: They contain `vsvars32.bat` which will update the `PATH` so it includes where `xsd.exe`, `csc.exe`, `editbin.exe` and others reside
  :: Different examples: https://github.com/noop-dev/c-cgdk/blob/master/compile-vscpp.bat
  :: and https://code.google.com/p/xvid4psp/source/browse/trunk/bin/4Gb+patcher.bat
  :: or give it a go for any version: http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/ptexternal/src/ptII/ptolemy/actor/lib/fmi/fmus/template/sources/build_fmu.bat
  setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
  :: delayed expansion allows for the exclamation marks
  :: see http://ss64.com/nt/delayedexpansion.html
  :: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22857407/windows-batch-how-to-assign-variable-with-dynamic-name
  for %%v in (70 71 80 90 100 110 120 130) do if not [!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!]==[] set VSCOMNTOOLS=!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!
  :: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28682268/assign-variables-past-endlocal-in-a-loop
  endlocal & call :do call "%VSCOMNTOOLS%vsvars32.bat"
  goto :eof

:do
  echo %*
  %*
  goto :eof

–jeroen

via: Finding the path of xsd.exe from your Visual Studio Build Events « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2014, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

Some notes on tfpt.exe from Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (2010/2013/2015) Power Tools extension

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/23

Some links.

First tfpt:

Old name: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools.

Then witAdmin:

With API:

 

–jeroen

via: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools extension.

Links to past posts about tfpt:

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

On Windows 7, Visual Studio 2015 wanted Internet Explorer 10… here are the direct links to download it

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/20

Boy, don’t you dislike how hard it is to find direct download links

Well, thanks to kenorb and jjlin (slightly edited):

Check: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11 Offline Installers Download Links – kenorb Mar 20 ’15 at 13:39 – http://www.itechtics.com/download-internet-explorer-all-versions/ – note this does not provide hashes.

jjlin:

Try these Microsoft offline installer links:

These may refuse to work if you already have IE 11 installed, though. If it is refused, try this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20043971/how-to-downgrade-from-internet-explorer-11-to-internet-explorer-10

And in case these links ever stop working and you must obtain a copy from a non-Microsoft source, here are the SHA-512 hashes for posterity:

  • 32-bit: d89ba3f9978be428ac05b182481198ab0f7b0c0651e4716e63cd0cf907d739cbc30f44ec9c444da683869473a548cd99e5c396467b2898f7c382b6345b3e70d2
  • 64-bit: f1752bb6517fe15071e5f7a4fee4b8680da1bdad1df7054ab22bab78fe0f46aee177787f60ea2cfc86a2db2b08429e2cba3cfdd20ba6a2ab69e091c7784dfdae

Source: internet explorer 10 – Does Microsoft still have a link to download IE10 for Windows 7? – Super User

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Development, Internet Explorer, Power User, Software Development, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7 | Leave a Comment »

How to overcome “Stuck while installing Visual Studio 2015 (Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226))” via – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/15

Visual Studio 2015 install stuck on

Visual Studio 2015 install stuck on “acquiring” KB2999226

I had exactly the same when installing Visual Studio 2015 on a Windows 7 x64 system: stuck on “Acquiring” the “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226)”.

So as mentioned in the StackOverflow answers for the below question, I manually downloaded “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2999226)” which you can get directly at https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/5/11565A9A-EA09-4F0A-A57E-520D5D138140/Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu.

Be sure to quit both the Visual Studio 2015 installation as well as any (“automagically interfering” background Windows Updates), as otherwise you get this error:

--------------------------- Windows Update Standalone Installer --------------------------- Only one instance of wusa.exe is allowed to run. --------------------------- OK ---------------------------

---------------------------
Windows Update Standalone Installer
---------------------------
Only one instance of wusa.exe is allowed to run.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

If you still get that error, then

  • try to stop/start the wuauserv service: usually it gets rid of the error.
  • When it still occurs, try a clean boot, then re-apply the KB.

Applying the KB can take a long while, even on fast hardware.

–jeroen

Source: Stuck while installing Visual Studio 2015 (Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226)) – Stack Overflow

Posted in .NET, Development, Software Development, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools | Leave a Comment »

 
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