With all of the different versions that we develop in on a daily basis it’s good to have a solid foundation for how your Blackbaud installations/install files/databases/SDKS are structured. I use a directory that may or may not be the most efficient for you, but over the years I have found this to be an … Continue reading Folder structure of BBEC on a local development computer
I have seen and done a lot of work lately with the CRM and BBIS that deals directly with the database. I have also had the joys of refactoring other developer’s code, which we all know is a blast. Some of the major problems I have seen and encountered are inline SQL, which is a … Continue reading Accessing the database directly from within the CRM/BBIS via VB
One of my developers was getting the error below when trying to add a new item to an existing project. He had 2 different SDKs on his machine so my first thought was that he didn’t have the correct one set. So I had him run the correct SetCurrentSDK.bat on his machine and try again. Still … Continue reading Template error when adding a new item to a VS project
Some of you may have both VS2008 and VS2010 installed on your machine and are developing against a 2.9 and 2.91 versions. Well if you haven’t already had to constantly run the SetCurrentSDK.bat files then you will soon enough. I just created some batch files to make my life a little easier. The first part … Continue reading Developing on a machine that has 2 SDKs.
I had a need to open BBEC in 32 bit on a 64 bit machine in order to get a piece of third party software to work correctly. I was stumped, and rightfully so because the application is compiled for AnyCPU, therefore when it’s on a 64 bit machine it runs in 64 bit. The … Continue reading Opening BBEC in 32 bit on a 64 bit machine