Script error searching for tools in ArcGIS 10.2.1 search window

Script error searching for tools in ArcGIS 10.2.1 search window

Until I tried installing Visual Studio 6.0 and Crystal Reports 8.5 last week, my ArcGIS was working perfectly. After the installation, however, every time I try to execute any search in the search window in ArcGIS 10.2.1 (both ArcMap and ArcCatalog), I get a script error with the message Object reference not set to instance of an object on Line 93.

Below is the function from the file which is causing the error described.

function DoSearch() { var st = document.getElementById("st_ID").value; if ((st == null) || (st.replace(/s/g,"") == "") || (st.lenght == 0)) { if(GetContextCode(currentContextOnPage) != 6) $('#st_ID').unbind('keypress'); else { var autoCompStr = getAutoCompleteStrings(); $("#st_ID").autocompleteArray(autoCompStr.split('+'), { delay:10, minChars:1, matchSubset:1, autoFill:false, maxItemsToShow:15, width:0 }); } document.getElementById("st_ID").focus(); return; } var context = GetContextCode(currentContextOnPage);  window.external.DoSearch(st, context); // <-- Error line }

The following are things I tried that did not yield any positive result:

  • Uninstalled Visual Studio 6.0 and Crystal Reports
  • Uninstalled and then reinstalled ArcGIS
  • Replacing theMdDlgContent.xslandMdDlgHelp.xslfiles with the contents ofver10.zipfile as described in ESRI KB38099 here.
  • Updated my Java RE to the latest available this morning (Java 7 update 60 v7.0.600)
  • Installed all Windows Updates for Internet Explorer
  • Reset all Internet Explorer settings
  • Allow execution of all scripts

Surprisingly tool windows are not affected and I am able to run tools when I double click on them from the toolbox. The screen shot below shows the Buffer tool opened and displaying properly.

How do I fix this error?

The error is very reminiscent, but perhaps not identical, to one that I encountered, a few years ago, and that I am not convinced has ever been resolved.

It is discussed on the ArcGIS Discussion Forums:

I've seen an error thrown by two tools (Create Raster Catalog and Clip - but which tools is probably irrelevant) on three Windows XP laptops using a procedure that works fine on three other Windows XP laptops and two Windows Vista laptops.

It occurs after the Search tool (with Tools option) is used to find a tool and then the tool is left clicked on to try and start it.

Instead of starting it the error seen is:

"Webpage Error

Contains errors that might prevent it from displaying correctly

Line: 14

Error: Invalid Pointer"

I recommend that you report this one to your local Esri Support.

Possible answer here. Worked for me.

Since I could not get any fix for this issue, I wrote an ArcGIS extension for searching for tools. I may extend it to enable searching for other things besides tools in future.

It is available for download from Tool Finder v1.0-beta.

I just found the solution for this problem.

What you need to do is the following: In Windows go to: Control Panel -> Programs -> Unistall a program. Then right click on "ArcGIS for Desktop" -> Select "Uninstall/change". The ArcGIS Setup dialog will pop up. Chose the "Repair" option.

After finishing the Repair procedures the ArcGIS will be working properly!

Month: October 2014

I’ve decided to post my thoughts about’s new smart watch cuff here. Normally I would post something like this on my personal blog, but after my mockery, I feel that my semi-apology should go here.

I love the PULS. It is an amazing piece of tech, and the first time I have gotten excited about a wrist wearable. The fact that it is essentially a phone on its own, has ESRI tech built in and looks fashionable is amazing. I’m really impressed by – this was a really smart investment. I’m assuming this is going to be really expensive, though I would seriously consider this for work. I really hope it does well. I retract my previous statement.

What are the reasons for 502 Bad Gateway responses?

There are three main culprits that cause 502 Bad Gateway responses. These include:

  1. Domain name not resolvable: The domain name is not resolving to the correct IP or it does not resolve to any IP. It is important to note that DNS changes could take same time until they are global fully propagated and active. This is dependant on the TTL, or time to live, defined per record.
  2. Origin server down: The server is not reachable, either because it is down or there is no connectivity to the server given.
  3. Firewall blocks request: A firewall blocks the communication between the edge servers and the origin server. This can also be caused by security plugins of your CMS. Some DDoS protection and mitigation systems might are too overreactive and start blocking requests from our content delivery servers.

Table of contents

1.1 Case study: World Heritage Sites in Danger 1

1.2 Some remarks on web data quality 7

1.3 Technologies for disseminating, extracting, and storing web data 9

1.3.1 Technologies for disseminating content on the Web 9

1.3.2 Technologies for information extraction from web documents 11

1.3.3 Technologies for data storage 12

1.4 Structure of the book 13

Part One A Primer onWeb and Data Technologies 15

2.1 Browser presentation and source code 18

2.2.1 Tags, elements, and attributes 20

2.2.4 Reserved and special characters 22

2.2.5 Document type definition 23

2.2.6 Spaces and line breaks 23

2.3 Tags and attributes 24

2.3.2 The metadata tag <meta> 25

2.3.3 The external reference tag <link> 26

2.3.4 Emphasizing tags <b>, <i>, <strong> 26

2.3.5 The paragraphs tag <p> 27

2.3.7 Listing content with <ul>, <ol>, and <dl> 27

2.3.8 The organizational tags <div> and <span> 27

2.3.9 The <form> tag and its companions 29

2.3.10 The foreign script tag <script> 30

2.3.11 Table tags <table>, <tr>, <td>, and <th> 32

2.4.3 Extracting information in the building process 37

3.1 A short example XML document 42

3.2.1 Elements and attributes 44

3.2.3 Naming and special characters 48

3.2.4 Comments and character data 49

3.2.5 XML syntax summary 50

3.3 When is an XML document well formed or valid? 51

3.4 XML extensions and technologies 53

3.4.3 Example: Really Simple Syndication 55

3.4.4 Example: scalable vector graphics 58

3.5 XML and R in practice 60

3.5.2 Basic operations on XML documents 63

3.5.3 From XML to data frames or lists 65

3.5.4 Event-driven parsing 66

3.6 A short example JSON document 68

3.8 JSON and R in practice 71

4.1 XPath—a query language for web documents 80

4.2 Identifying node sets with XPath 81

4.2.1 Basic structure of an XPath query 81

4.3 Extracting node elements 93

4.3.1 Extending the fun argument 94

4.3.3 Little XPath helper tools 97

5.1.1 A short conversation with a web server 102

5.2 Advanced features of HTTP 116

5.3 Protocols beyond HTTP 124

5.4.1 The libcurl library 127

5.4.2 Basic request methods 128

5.4.3 A low-level function of RCurl 131

5.4.4 Maintaining connections across multiple requests 132

5.4.8 RCurl or httr—what to use? 144

6.1.1 How JavaScript is used 150

6.2.1 Loading external HTML/XML documents 155

6.3 Exploring AJAX with Web Developer Tools 158

6.3.1 Getting started with Chrome’s Web Developer Tools 159

6.3.2 The Elements panel 159

6.3.3 The Network panel 160

7 SQL and relational databases 164

7.1 Overview and terminology 165

7.2 Relational Databases 167

7.2.1 Storing data in tables 167

7.2.3 Advanced features of relational databases and DBMS 174

7.3 SQL: a language to communicate with Databases 175

7.3.1 General remarks on SQL, syntax, and our running example 175

7.3.2 Data control language—DCL 177

7.3.3 Data definition language—DDL 178

7.3.4 Data manipulation language—DML 180

7.3.6 Transaction control language—TCL 187

7.4 Databases in action 188

7.4.1 R packages to manage databases 188

7.4.2 Speaking R-SQL via DBI-based packages 189

7.4.3 Speaking R-SQL via RODBC 191

8 Regular expressions and essential string functions 196

8.1 Regular expressions 198

8.1.1 Exact character matching 198

8.1.2 Generalizing regular expressions 200

8.1.3 The introductory example reconsidered 206

8.2.1 The stringr package 207

8.2.2 A couple more handy functions 211

8.3 A word on character encodings 214

Part Two A Practical Toolbox forWeb Scraping and Text Mining 219

9 Scraping the Web 221

9.1 Retrieval scenarios 222

9.1.1 Downloading ready-made files 223

9.1.2 Downloading multiple files from an FTP index 226

9.1.3 Manipulating URLs to access multiple pages 228

9.1.4 Convenient functions to gather links, lists, and tables from HTML documents 232

9.1.5 Dealing with HTML forms 235

9.1.6 HTTP authentication 245

9.1.7 Connections via HTTPS 246

9.1.9 Scraping data from AJAX-enriched webpages with Selenium/Rwebdriver 251

9.1.10 Retrieving data from APIs 259

9.1.11 Authentication with OAuth 266

9.2 Extraction strategies 270

9.2.1 Regular expressions 270

9.2.3 Application Programming Interfaces 276

9.3 Web scraping: Good practice 278

9.3.1 Is web scraping legal? 278

9.3.2 What is robots.txt? 280

9.4 Valuable sources of inspiration 290

10 Statistical text processing 295

10.1 The running example: Classifying press releases of the British government 296

10.2 Processing textual data 298

10.2.1 Large-scale text operations—The tm package 298

10.2.2 Building a term-document matrix 303

10.2.4 Sparsity and n-grams 305

10.3 Supervised learning techniques 307

10.3.1 Support vector machines 309

10.3.4 The RTextTools package 309

10.3.5 Application: Government press releases 310

10.4 Unsupervised learning techniques 313

10.4.1 Latent Dirichlet Allocation and correlated topic models 314

10.4.2 Application: Government press releases 314

11 Managing data projects 322

11.1 Interacting with the file system 322

11.2 Processing multiple documents/links 323

11.2.2 Using while-loops and control structures 326

11.2.3 Using the plyr package 327

11.3 Organizing scraping procedures 328

11.3.1 Implementation of progress feedback: Messages and progress bars 331

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Try ncdu , an excellent command-line disk usage analyser:

Don't go straight to du / . Use df to find the partition that's hurting you, and then try du commands.

because it prints sizes in "human readable form". Unless you've got really small partitions, grepping for directories in the gigabytes is a pretty good filter for what you want. This will take you some time, but unless you have quotas set up, I think that's just the way it's going to be.

As @jchavannes points out in the comments, the expression can get more precise if you're finding too many false positives. I incorporated the suggestion, which does make it better, but there are still false positives, so there are just tradeoffs (simpler expr, worse results more complex and longer expr, better results). If you have too many little directories showing up in your output, adjust your regex accordingly. For example,

5. Arabic Linguistic Resources

The lack of digital linguistic resources creates a formidable obstacle when it comes to Arabic NLP in general and Arabic NER in particular. Investing in these resources is justified because it would lead to many benefits such as reusability, broad coverage, and frequency and distributional information, as well as a way of evaluating and comparing systems. Corpora and lexical resources are two main types of linguistic resources that are commonly used in NER.

5.1 Corpora

The corpus needed for NER is a sufficiently large annotated corpus where every NE has a type assigned to it. An important characteristic of a reliable corpus is that it should be well balanced in terms of the NE type distribution. A corpus can be genre independent/specific domain independent/specific: and consist of texts in one natural language (a monolingual corpus), two natural languages (a bilingual, parallel, or comparable corpus), or more natural languages (a multilingual or crosslingual corpus). In Hassan, Fahmy, and Hassan (2007), a general framework is proposed for extracting NE translation pairs from both comparable and parallel corpora. Parallel corpora that are aligned on the sentence level have been used to tag one corpus based on the tagged information in the other corpus such that they can complement and improve each other (Benajiba et al. 2010 Burkett et al. 2010 Ma 2010). For example, Samy, Moreno, and Guirao's (2005) approach creates an NE aligned bilingual corpus that relies on the basic assumption that, given a pair of sentences where each one is the translation of the other, and given that in one sentence one or more NE were detected, then the corresponding aligned sentence should contain the same NE either translated or transliterated. As described, the approach is very effective because it involves Arabic, which is a case-insensitive language, and Spanish, which does have orthographical differences between names and non-names.

ACE 2003 corpus: This includes Broadcast News (BN) and Newswire (NW) genres. The total size is 55.29 KB and the number of NEs is 5,505.

ACE 2004 corpus: This includes BN and NW from Arabic Tree Bank (ATB) genres. The total size is 154.12 KB and the number of NEs is 11,520.

ACE 2005 corpus: This includes BN, NW, and Weblogs (WL) genres. The total size is 104.65 KB and the number of NEs is 10,218.

ANERcorp: This includes NW genre. The corpus size is 174.76 KB and the number of NEs is 12,989.

5.2 Lexical Resources

Another primary linguistic resource is the gazetteer, which is a collection of predefined lists of typed entities a gazetteer is also known as a dictionary or whitelist (Shaalan and Raza 2008). Gazetteers include names that have been identified beforehand and have been classified into NE types. When the acquisition of a gazetteer is fully automated, the number of NEs increases with the growth of the input linguistic resource or text used to create it. The contents of a gazetteer should be consistent and belong to only one type of NE. For example, a location gazetteer consists of names of continents, countries, cities, states, political regions, towns, and villages, and so on (Shaalan and Raza 2009). A gazetteer might include full or partial NEs for example, a person NE could have separate gazetteers for first names (possibly distinguishing male names and female names), middle names, surnames, full forms, and even nicknames (Shaalan and Raza 2007 Higgins, McGrath, and Moretto 2010). A gazetteer entry provides internal evidence to fully or partially match a candidate NE in the input. Whenever a predefined NE that appears in the relevant gazetteer is detected in the input text, the NER system should recognize it directly as an NE of this type. Very large gazetteers are publicly available from the CJK Dictionary Institute 10 under license agreement in the form of Arabic person, organization, company, and location name databases. However, researchers who find these resources difficult to acquire build their own gazetteers from different resources such as the Web and from organizations (Benajiba and Rosso 2008 Shaalan and Raza 2009).

Some systems used a blacklist (Shaalan and Raza 2009) that allows for discarding of negative evidence. A filtering mechanism is used to reject incorrect matches. To see how this works, consider the following example: (The Iraqi Foreign Minister the Secretary-General). The contextual information (The Iraqi Foreign Minister) indicates that the following words are a person name. However, in this example, the following words, (the Secretary-General) do not constitute a valid person name rather, they form an appositive which should be filtered out from the results.

Lexical triggers are also considered one of the important linguistic resources (Shaalan and Raza 2007). There are two kinds of lexical triggers that provide either internal or contextual evidence. The internal evidence lies within the NE itself, for example, (company) is internal evidence of an organization NE. Contextual evidence is provided by the clues around the entities. They might be deduced from analysis of the most frequent left- and right-hand-side contexts. For example, the phrase (Dr Mohammed Morsi the newly elected Egyptian president) includes the preceding lexical trigger (Dr) and the following lexical triggers (president) and (Egyptian) for the person NE (Mohammed Morsi). Generally, lexical triggers provide clues that would indicate the presence or absence of NEs.

As far as the morphological properties are concerned, additional Arabic resources are needed to furnish information to NER systems, including lemmas, dictionaries, affix compatibility tables, and English glosses. For example, the English gloss, which is derived as a companion to some Arabic morphological analyzers, is used to check whether it starts with a capital letter, a key clue for an English NER. Its presence functions as a hint that suggests the presence of an Arabic NE. Benajiba, Rosso, and Benedí Ruiz (2007), among others, have used POS tags to improve NE boundary detection. Morphological information can be obtained from deep Arabic morphological analysis (Farber et al. 2008). However, leading and trailing character n-grams in surface word forms can also be used to handle affix attachment without the need for morphological analysis (Abdul-Hamid and Darwish 2010).

Stop disassembling the PCs

I've disassembled a lot of PCs in my life. You're complaining about time, but you're wasting time disassembling PCs for imaging -- every PC has to be benched twice, then re-tested.

And your burn-in period is weak tea. You're only putting the system together long enough to configure and test your newly imaged drive. So you'll be shipping defective PCs to customers (many are given to you for a reason niggling glitches e.g. thermal problems are one such.)

Change your assembly line. Rack the PC under power, attach a KVM, and use the PC to wipe the PC. That will also give it a handy "ran it for awhile" burn-in and if you use /dev/urandom a stout CPU/thermal burn-in as well.

You can either boot up under their Windows environment and delete all but the system files and applications, or you can boot off a CD, or if the system is capable of it, booting off a USB stick. Or, you can image the system first and wipe the freespace after your new image is installed.

If running natively under the legacy OS, there is no need to delete and wipe Windows system files and applications, e.g. World of Warcraft is 40GB of data that doesn't need to be seecure-wiped. So Windows , Program Files and other system directories can be excluded from the security wipe. (If they put data there, they can't fairly expect a secure wipe of it). There's a highly portable version of perl 4 that would make easy work out of this, and perl 4 is plenty powerful enough for this kind of thing.

If I was using the native OS, I'd do it in 2 passes: First delete all non-system non-app files then fill the disk with zeroes (or copies of a system file if you're worried about CIA-tier disk forensics).

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Okay, so using everyone's comments as a starting point I came up with this silly mess :-) .

Ick. You're going to have to base64 encode the attachment and create the MIME headers.

Rather than generating a new message "on the fly" each time, it would probably be easier just to email yourself a very short example message from a "real" email program (leveraging the work that the people who wrote it did to put the attachment into the proper encoding and creating the MIME headers).

Save that message off into a text file w/ its headers (removing the transport header, of course), and just modify / copy / paste it into telnet or netcat for future sessions.

While hand testing SMTP servers by hand is possible and viable, using a tool designed for this will be much easier.

This article explains SWAKS. swaks is designed for smtp server testing. Supports attachments, authentication and encryption!

i sumbled upon this entry while i were searching for something of the same. and from the awnsers here and som additional research i managed to make this script.

One thing you might want to add is authentication. i dont need it so i havent added it.

I think it only requires md5sum, netcat, file, awk and the base64 commands, id guess they are pretty standard in most systems.

Telnet - send email with multiple attachments

This is what i'm doing to send email with bash. I use it to send me a log file and external IP adress, feel free to use it :

You'll need to review the SMTP protocol specification. It's a surprisingly light read for a technical specification, and will help you understand how the email process works.

Specifically, realize that attachments are converted into MIME types and encoded in text, so any attachments you'd like to send via telnet would have to be converted into text and transmitted as such via the telnet protocol.

If all you're testing is 'did the attachment deliver', you might possibly get away with using the pre-MIME standard of attachments: uuencode. Unlike MIME, it is a lot simpler to create messages. Unlike MIME it doesn't require any headers. However, not all mail clients recognize uuencoded files as attachments anymore so I suggest testing to see if you can use it. If it does, you've just saved yourself a lot of effort. If it doesn't, then pre-constructing your MIMEed message via perl or something and piping it through something like NetCat is probably the way to go.

There is a wonderful Perl script to this job. You can find it here:

Script is from author: Michal Ludvig (c) 2003-2011

I use it myself and it is works great, thanks to Michal )


Venom Snake approaching a soldier from behind.

While the game has moved to an open world setting, it is not one massive, continuous world, but rather, a set of large, open areas set in different places. Η] The overall size of the game has been described as being "200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes." The areas have bases and fortresses, forests, paths, and areas with very few enemies. While previous titles have always had the player constantly within the enemy's territory, The Phantom Pain allows them to choose when to enter enemy controlled areas. It also allows them to leave at any time. Η] The game's story structure has been compared to a TV series. Small missions are completed individually, and all tie together to present the overall story. While past games have been set in stone, it is now up to the player to go to, and complete each mission, allowing them to "carry the game" themselves. ⎖]

New methods of travel are present, including vehicles and horses. Enemy vehicles can be stolen and used as transportation, and a means to escape hostile areas. Crashing a vehicle in enemy territory will immediately alert nearby sentries. Η] When riding a horse, the player can hide by leaning over one side. Η] The game also features dynamic weather that effects the entire game world and a realistic passage of time that can be manipulated with an e-cigar Snake has in his inventory called the Phantom Cigar. ⎗]

Crawling makes a return after being absent in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, but the slow “Cautious advance” available in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots does not return. ⎘] Laying in grass works when hiding from enemies, but they will see Snake if they get too close. The enemy's line of sight means that, when far away, they may not notice Snake crawling slowly across flat areas, but will see him if he breaks into a sprint. Η] When an enemy becomes suspicious, an indicator will appear, pointing the direction they are located, and filling with color as their suspicion increases. Η] If a body or unconscious enemy is discovered by another enemy soldier or vehicle, the alert mode is triggered. ⎖] When guards are alert and looking for Snake, there is no longer an onscreen meter or gauge to indicate how much longer they will stay in that state. Instead, the player must listen to radio chatter, and watch the guards movements to figure out when they have calmed down. When spotted, the game will slow down, allowing the player to lock on to the guard and shoot or run at the enemy. This feature can be deactivated. Guards will always head for Snake's last known position. Η]

As with Metal Gear Solid 4, the game features a third-person aiming view with the option of switching to first-person. Low-caliber weapons feature a bullet drop mechanic which causes projectiles to fall over longer distances. Distance notches have been added to the targeting reticule, allowing players to better judge their shots when outside optimal firing range. Weapons are now selected through the d-pad. Quickly pressing the buttons will quick select weapons, while holding them down will open a larger selection, with the weapon's class being tied to a specific direction. Η] Unlike previous titles, weapons can now be stolen from enemies and used freely, as can any weapon found in the field. Η] ⎘]

The CQC in Metal Gear Solid V is more realistic than it was in Peace Walker. It was described as being "manga like" in Peace Walker in order to appeal to a younger audience. ⎘] A button prompt will appear when approaching an enemy, that will allow Snake to take them into a chokehold and drag them out of sight from other guards. Three icons appear, allowing the player to interrogate, knock out, or kill the guard. Interrogation causes Snake to pull his knife, which can result in the soldier giving information such as ammo and secret passage locations which are then marked on the map. Enemy ammunition is automatically acquired when taking hold of enemy soldiers. When behind low cover, enemies can be pulled into a chokehold. When near a group of enemies, CQC takedowns can be chained together like in Peace Walker. Enemy weapons are automatically taken when grabbed from the front, and can instantly be used against them. Η]

Binoculars can be used to mark enemies, a feature which allows the player to track enemy movements on the map and see them through walls. The Binoculars have a 3X variable zoom that lets Snake mark targets at long distances. The feature is active by default, but can be turned off by the player. Η]

The enemy AI has been described as advanced and "unpredictable", and their paths cover wider areas. ⎙] Η] Enemy soldiers will guard areas, drive supply trucks, change shifts with other soldiers and will sleep from time to time depending on the time of day.

A returning element from Peace Walker is a base building mechanic, which once again allows the player to build up the base's staff through. Η] While the Fulton Recovery System is absent in Ground Zeroes, it has returned in The Phantom Pain. It can be used by activating the character the player wishes to extract. The Recovery system has a chance percentage on how successful the recovery will be depending on where the player is and what is going on in the scenario that percentage will go up and down. For example if the player tries to recover someone indoors the percentage will read 0% and if activated the Fulton Recovery Balloon will pop on the ceiling and the extraction will fail. However, if the player takes the character outside they will have more success.

The base system has been expanded on and allows the player to walk around and take part in activities such as joining their men at the shooting range, joining in CQC with soldiers to increase Snake and his allies rank, interacting with soldiers and main characters and even participating in base defense when Mother Base is attacked.The player can improve security by adding guards, anti-aircraft guns, and Cypher UAVs. Players have the option to return to the base between missions by using a helicopter. Weapons, vehicles, and personnel procured in the field will also appear at Mother Base once the player returns. Online functionality has also been added to the base, allowing players to visit and walk around each others bases. Η]

Another element of previous games makes a new and improved return. The iconic cardboard box is a usable item in game that can be crafted from Mother Base's R&D unit. The box itself can be used as mobile cover just as in previous games, but now the player can use it to their advantage with two new functions. A pop-up function that lets the player spring out of the box to take on enemies stealthily and a discard function that is used when a guard spots the player. Snake can then slide out of the box and into cover while the guard investigates.

The use of an on screen mini-map has been removed, and replaced with the new iDroid device. The game continues when the iDroid is used, meaning enemies continue patrolling and searching for the player. While the iDroid's map usually takes up the screen when activated, it can instead be used in conjunction with Android and iOS mobile devices. The map can constantly be run on these devices, and waypoints can be set without interrupting the game. Support from Mother Base like supply drops, artillery, and airborne extraction will also be available to the player from this device. The second screen functionality can also be used to listen to audio files and check mission information. Η] The game's tablet and smartphone integration will allow users to create their own missions. ⎚]

When using the iDroid, the player has a wide range of abilities that can be used. This includes: a Mother Base interface which will let them manage their home base, a new item R&D system, and a buddy system that will let the player call in various allies such as Quiet and DD to help them in the field.

After their base reached to a certain level, players will have the option to develop a nuclear warhead as a deterrence against enemies. ⎛]

The Phantom Pain makes heavy use of several camera effects both during gameplay and cinematics. This is to warn the player of a potential threat like a searchlight, or to draw attention to a particular object such as Ocelot's syringe, or a knife.

Given that DLL registration can encompass arbitrary operations, there is no general-purpose way of determining whether registration has taken place for an arbitrary DLL.

To determine whether a DLL has been registered, you need to bring in domain-specific knowledge. If you know that a DLL registers a COM object with a particular CLSID, you can check whether that CLSID is indeed registered.

OK, it is impossible, but DLLs usually register themselves creating an entry in the register. A workaround is to:

  1. First you have to discover the COM GUID of the DLL. If you have one machine where it is already registered, you can:
    1. Open regedit and search for your DLL filename
    2. If it is registered, you will find filename under a key that is under the TypeLib. The key will look like:

    A better answer would allow me to find the GUID directly from the file before it was registered. At least this way you can create a script to install and verify if it was successfully installed.

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