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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz9-Oct-19 10:45
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I just used "what unholy abomination is this?" last week after getting a glimpse of the code for an app I was deploying. It was code converted from VB6 to VB.NET. No, I did not write this thing.

The app was crashing on startup on the pilot machines but worked fine on my test machines. Turned out the code it was executing on startup was doing some sigle-instance app stuff. It starting with getting the Desktop window handle, then walking the tree, looking for a specific window title in a massive, over-the-top way to implement a single-instance app.

Somehow, in the spaghettified, "world-record length of code" to accomplish this task, someone managed to write Convert.IsDBNull(...).

Duh fuq is that doing in there?

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