Archive for August, 2011

Bluetooth on Android

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I came accross the APK file for BlueTooth for android, Bluetooth_File_Transfer_4.20.apk, which if you rename to a ZIP you can decompress. You then can convert the resulting DEX file into a JAR using DEX2JAR. Then you can convert the JAR into Java classes using JD-GUI.

The resulting source code can be seen here:

Worth a look.




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403.14 mvc

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

If you get the error 403.14 when opening a MVC based web application, then here are a few checks:

  • Ensure that you have a web.config in both the root and Views folder
  • Ensure that MVC 2 is installed on your webserver
  • Run C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30128\aspnet_regiis -i 

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Free App Hub account, without Dreamspark

August 9, 2011 2 comments

In order to get a Microsoft App Hub account, you can either pay 100 USD or, if you are a student, use a Dreamspark account to get in for free. If you neither want to pay the 100 dollars, and are no longer a student, then we can offer you a free account.

If you would like to publish an app on the Windows Phone 7 App hub without an account, then simply send us the XAP file, along with the required graphics and a description, and we will publish it on your behalf. Email us at with your app.

Graphics required are:
Application icon included in package (62×62 PNG)
Application tile image included in package (173×173 PNG)
Small tile (99×99 PNG)
Medium tile (173×173 PNG – normally this would be the application tile image)
Large tile (200×200 PNG)
Background artwork (1000×800 PNG – this is optional)
Description Text
Keywords Text
One or more application screenshots (480×800 PNG)

We do not offer outpayments, but your app will be published as a paid app. If you want your app to be published as a free app, then contact us for a price. Updates to apps will be charged at a reasonable rate.

During the approval process, if your app fails, then you will be given one attempt to fix it. If you fail a second time, then a small charge will be requested before we submit subsequent times. A PDF will be sent to you describing the fault.

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GIF Proxy – Convert GIF to JPG (for Silverlight)

August 5, 2011 2 comments

One of the most irritating features of Silverlight, is that it can’t handle GIF images. There is the Imagetools library from CodePlex, but it’s complex to implement.

Here’s a simple way of doing it, via a GIF proxy. This is a simple web page that takes a url of a GIF image in the querystring and outputs a JPEG:

Example: Here’s a GIF:

And Here’s it as a Jpeg: http://{removed}/GifProxy.aspx?url=

Great for Silverlight, WP7 (Windows Phone 7)  etc.

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CrossDomain.xml proxy

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Ever tried to request a url in Silverlight, or WP7 to be stopped because you need to have a crossdomain.xml file installed in the root of the server.

Here’s a solution, a crossdomain.xml proxy.

Call http://<url>/CrossDomainProxy.aspx?url=http://YOURDOMAIN/YOURSCRIPT

and http://<url>/CrossDomain.xml is set to accept all hosts and requests.

Therefore even if there is not a CrossDomain.xml policy file on your server, you can use this proxy to bypass that.

Please, if you use this, give this blog a link back!, and a thank you would be nice!

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