It has been a long time since AlphaVSS 1.0 Beta was first released. A little over two years to be precise. The original plan was of course to go from beta to final in a month or two, but for reasons I’ve rambled way too much about already that didn’t happen. So it is now [...]
When I started developing AlphaVSS and AlphaFS I was in the final stages of my Master Thesis project at Chalmers Univeristy, and looking for a job. This meant I had a whole lot of spare time, and development of these two libraries progressed quite quickly. In November 2008 I got a job as a developer [...]
AlphaVSS provides a managed .NET interface to the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service, making it possible to conveniently access and use the VSS API from within eg. C# or VB. New in this release is the support for Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (and later). To compile against Windows XP, you must use [...]
A project page, Trac and Subversion repository has been created for AlphaVSS on Assembla which is a nice service providing free software project hosting. If you have any bug-reports or feature requests, please create a new ticket on the Trac. If you want to check out the library, I recommend getting the sources from the [...]
New versions of both of the above libraries have been released.
AlphaVSS is a library providing a managed interface to the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service API.
AlphaFS is a library providing more of the functions of the native Windows File- and Volume-management API to .NET.
Fixed a small bug (with large consequences) where a non-null value was interpreted as null and vice versa. For more information about AlphaVSS, see AlphaVSS – Bringing Windows Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to .NET. If you use the library and find it useful, have comments, find bugs or just have anything to say about it, [...]
Programming using the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) on the .NET platform in C# (or VB) seems to be somewhat problematic to say the least. I have read numerous posts online about this issue, without ever finding a robust solution that would allow me to access the VSS API from within my .NET application. [...]