Changes to enforcement of Authenticode code signing – SHA-1 Deprecation and browser compatibility

On 1st January 2016 Microsoft Windows will change how it enforces Authenticode code signing as explained fully in the article “Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping“. We have been code signing all of the component DLLs in ScriptX since long before it became a requirement/recommendation as well as the .cab/.msi file wrapping the installation We will be releasing ScriptX 7.7 before the end of 2015. This release will be signed and time stamped with an SHA-1 certificate and so…

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Unable to select a paper size with ScriptX

The recent hotfix to ScriptX has fixed an issue with selecting a paper size. We try and be as helpful as we can in matching the string describing the papersize to those available but the algorithm had a problem when there are multiple matches for the requested name and longer names come before shorter matching names – it would match the long name. So, for example you request “A3” and there is a paper size “A3 – Large” that enumerates before…

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Invalid HTML parameters specified for the license

This error can occur when deploying a new or updated MeadCo Security Manager license for ScriptX. What it means is there is a mismatch between a parameter given on the Security Manager object and the downloaded license file. Either: The GUID parameter given in the Security Manager object does not match. The revision value in the downloaded license file is less than the revision parameter (for example <param name=”revision” value=”4″ /> and the value in the downloaded license file is “3”.…

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Quick start samples on GitHub

The samples used in the Quick Start Tutorials for ScriptX Client-side printing are now available on GitHub – MeadCo/Visual Studio Quick Starts. There isn’t much in the samples which just goes to show how easy it all is, but they do save some typing if you want to see how the code looks for real. If you are using Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 10 then please switch to using Internet Explorer when running/debugging either of the samples. From this: to…

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When ScriptX add-ons are disabled

Then not surprisingly, ScriptX will fail to work. For some reason it sometimes happens that a critical component of ScriptX becomes disabled with the result that attempts to print/preview give the error “The data necessary to complete this operation is not yet available” or worse the browser may hang. A quick look at Gear Menu | Manage add-ons will show a disabled component: Click the ‘Enable’ button and all will be well.

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Welcome

Welcome to the MeadCo blog. We’ll be adding useful information here about working with ScriptX and web development generally. We are a ‘Windows shop’ and will continue to focus our efforts on that platform.

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