Reinstalling .Net Framework – Troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS Instability

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A common troubleshooting step when attempting to resolve instability in SOLIDWORKS is to reinstall the .Net Framework. The .Net Framework is an important prerequisite to SOLIDWORKS and all its core products. If a .Net Framework installation is faulty, missing or out of date, it could lead to crashing or being unable to start SOLIDWORKS. There are two .Net Framework versions that can be installed: 3.5 and 4.7. For SOLIDWORKS and all its core products, .Net Framework 4.7 is the only […]

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Working with file paths in .NET

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Since I do a lot of file manipulations in my custom routines, my programming snippets library is full of little string manipulator functions written for the use of manipulating strings containing file paths. Today I ran across the “Path” class in the System.IO namespace. Where has this been all my life?! (Well since the 1.1 .Net framework.) Check out this class! GetFileNameWithoutExtension, GetExtension, GetPathRoot, GetDirectoryName, ChangeExtension, etc. If I had all the time back that I have spent writing my […]

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