MS Access and Application.ExportXML

Just spent a few hours bieng frustated by the error message “reserved error 2950” when trying to export a query from MS Access 2002. Turns out the problem was with one of the field names being “Size”, once renamed everything ran without problems. I guess this could apply to all reserved words.

No New Objects Added…

 If only Visual Studio would open in the same state that it was closed.. Excluded DLLs in set up packages seem to re-include themselves, projects in solutions disappear, and today an ArcObects command seemed to have disappeared. All had previously been running without problems in debugging mode, opening ArcMap and then stopping at various breakpoints. […]

Project Build Error

Error messages always seem to make far more sense when you know the solution. System.IO.FileNotFoundException was unhandled   Message=”Could not load file or assembly ‘GISSettings, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.” This error occurred when building a deployment project in Visual Studio 2005. The GISSettings was […]

Windows Installer Woes

Finally…all the major bugs have ironed out for a new custom ArcMap tool, a “simple” installer package has been created in Visual Studio and emailed to a colleague for testing. I can now turn off the computer happy in the knowledge that the project is thankfully out of my hands for a few days. First […]