November 2011 archive

Visual Studio 2010 / SP1 / Windows SDK Install Order

When you plan to install the Windows 7/2008 R2 SDK, the SDK needs to be installed before VS2010 SP1. ┬áHere is the recommended install order: 1. Visual Studio 2010 2. Windows SDK 7.1 3. Visual Studio 2010 SP1 4. Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Compiler Update for the Windows SDK 7.1 Here is the link to …

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Unit Testing Private Static Methods in C#

I had never needed to unit test a private static class method in C# before, but it turns out that Microsoft created a special object type to handle just such a case. To test the private static method DetermineFilename (that takes filePath as a string parameter and returns a string) in the FileManager class, do …

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Get SQL Server Version/Edition Information

Just connect to the database in which you are interested, open a new query window, and enter the following query:

For me, this produced the following: