SketchPath XPath query tool

If you want to know the XPath query to an element of a XML file, but you’re new to XPath, you can use the Freeware tool: SketchPath to get show the XPath query. In mine case I wanted to update the “ConnectionString” property of a SSIS pacakge.

XPath query to use in NANT Task: /DTS:Executable/DTS:Configuration[1]/DTS:Property[2]

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You can download SketchPath at: http://pgfearo.googlepages.com/downloads

Find largest files and folders with freeware tools like JDiskReport and TreeSize

Find largest files and folders with freeware tools like JDiskReport and TreeSize

Download TreeSize Free at:
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/TreeSizeFree.zip

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Download JDiskReport at:
http://www.jgoodies.com/downloads/index.html

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Found at: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2007/04/30/find-out-what-files-and-folders-are-taking-up-hard-drive-spaces/

NANT: Build Microsoft VisualStudio solutions and configure environments

I use NANT to build Microsoft VisualStudio solutions and after deploying software with msi packages, I use NANT to configure the environment (Creating WebSite, Virtual Directories, Custom Eventlogs, register services, create folders, create shares etc)

More information on NANT can be found, here: http://nantcontrib.sourceforge.net/, including documentation for task, types and functions.

I use Edirot4NANT as an GUI tool to run NANT tasks:

 http://www.download.com/Editor4NAnt/3000-2352_4-10531916.html