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Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 / Coding
Tags: c/c++, windows
The Windows API provides the GetDateFormat and GetDateFormatEx functions for formatting time information into the appropriate locale specific format. Using the function, you can decide whether to return ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 31 January 2013 / User Experience
Tags: windows, user experience
Terminology in Windows can be a quite confusing. What exactly is the difference between customization, options, personalization, preferences, properties, schemes, and settings. The Windows User Experience ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 November 2012 / Coding
Tags: c/c++, windows
A common problem I've had is measuring text (strings) that will be drawn to the screen from code that knows nothing about drawing. The problem is that the measure text functions expect a device context ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 03 September 2012 / Coding
Tags: windows, mac
As soon Windows 8 was released, at least for those of us with MSDN licenses, I installed it on Virtual Box since I use a Mac at home. After running into issues with Virtual Box 4.1, I installed Virtual ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 / Coding
Tags: c/c++, windows
I wanted to compile my own version of libxml2 on Windows using GCC and the Eclipse CDT environment. (You can also use the Visual Studio project included with libxml2, but I needed to compile with GCC.) ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 09 April 2012 / Coding
Tags: windows
When Windows doesn't have an association for a particular file, it gives you an option to use the Web service to find the correct program. Where does that list come from? How does Microsoft know that ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 21 November 2011 / Coding
Tags: c/c++, windows
Whenever you create a custom control in Windows, it is important that the control look right, even when Windows has been themed. This means when drawing, you need to pick the right ID to use with GetSysColor() The ... [ +++ ]
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