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Exe with all dll assemblies included 

Categories: .Net

When Owin was released, I created WebGenius. A small exe you can drop in any folder, run it and everything is accesible as web pages.

I embedded the assemblies like this:

static Program()
   AppDomain.CurrentDomain.AssemblyResolve += ResolveAssembly;

static Assembly ResolveAssembly(object sender, ResolveEventArgs args)
   var resourceName = "WebGenius." + new AssemblyName(args.Name).Name + ".dll";
   Console.WriteLine("Resolving: " + resourceName);
   using (var stream = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream(resourceName))
      if (stream == null) return null;
      var assemblyData = new Byte[stream.Length];
      stream.Read(assemblyData, 0, assemblyData.Length);
      return Assembly.Load(assemblyData);

However I just found out about an amazing plugin for the Fody dll weaver:

  • Include Costure.Fody nuget into your exe project and your done.

Some options for your FodyWeavers.xml

<Costura CreateTemporaryAssemblies='false' />
<Costura IncludeDebugSymbols='false' />
<Costura DisableCompression='false' />
<Costura ExcludeAssemblies='Foo|Bar' />-->
<Costura IncludeAssemblies='Foo|Bar' />-->
<Costura Unmanaged32Assemblies='Foo32|Bar32' Unmanaged64Assemblies='Foo64|Bar64' />
<Costura PreloadOrder='Foo|Bar' />

Some options for you project file:

<Target Name="CleanReferenceCopyLocalPaths" AfterTargets="AfterBuild;NonWinFodyTarget" >
   <Delete Files="@(ReferenceCopyLocalPaths->'$(OutDir)%(DestinationSubDirectory)%(Filename)%(Extension)')" />

Fun with mac addresses 

Categories: Network

Just easier to remember when you need to map them to your internal virtual network or have to spoof them for whatever reason...

  • 0xBADB00BFEED1
  • 0xCAFEC0FFEE00

or make up your own: add, babe, bad, bed, beef, cafe, dead, deaf, decaf, deed, defaced, facade, face, fade, feed.

Delete database with name containing (c#) 

Categories: SQL Server
using (var con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=.; Integrated Security=True;"))
var databases = con.GetSchema("Databases");
foreach (DataRow row in databases.Rows)
var databaseName = (String)row["database_name"];
if (databaseName.Contains(MockPrefix))
var command = String.Format("ALTER DATABASE [{0}] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE; DROP DATABASE [{0}]", databaseName);
new SqlCommand(command, con).ExecuteNonQuery();
Debug.WriteLine(String.Format("Removed : {0}", databaseName));
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