|How I automated PDF printing for free in Windows|
|This purpose of this article is to explain how to send a raw Ethernet packet using C# on a Microsoft platform. A raw Ethernet packet is the complete Layer 2 network frame that is sent to the physical wire. Sending a frame like this allows you to manipulate the target and source MAC addresses and the Layer 3 protocol fields.|
| by: sefo - 2006-02-13 11:36:22|
|Located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options,
there exists a registry key which allows the redirection of the excution of one application to another.
|Well, in times where most of end-users face computers
through windowed systems, many of us may still need to get some
tasks done through a more basic interface . . .
| by: bilbo - 2005-09-28 09:30:01|
|In the present article a new, simple and efficient technique will be described to solve API hookings problems.
A step by step approach will be taken to make things even easier.
| by: bb - 2005-04-06 08:11:57|
|Ok, so its only a batch file. But using this simple script I put together it means we dont have to spend a few hundred pounds on a backup agent specifically for handling Microsoft Sharepoint site collections.|
|Create a batch file that lets you send messages to other computers connected by a network.|
|Describes how to get started with C++ programming under Windows using Minimalist GNU for Windows (MinGW).|
| by: bb - 2005-02-24 13:19:16|
|I've recently been getting into Windows SharePoint Services. I won't blather on about what it is capable of as that is well documented on the web, but suffice to say, it's a document management and collaboration portal integrated into Windows 2003 Server.
This article describes how I created a custom Web Part which i could then import into sharepoint.
|Simple tutorial on how to change the start bar text as it anoyed me too long so I decided to help other change it
hope you enjoy
| by: cyben - 2004-05-04 21:43:01|
|First of all, what is a hotspot? A hotspot is just a place where if you click, something happens. The idea behind this is you click on a particular part of your wallpaper and something opens. This is, of course, without using HTML or Active Desktop. This can be done with shortcuts or any other object that has its own icon, and it doesn't just call from something like c:\windows\system\shell32.dll (although those can be changed if you're willing to make the change global).|
|I use Windows 98; so this might not work for later versions of Windows, and it could be dangerous to try if you cannot get a DOS prompt.|
|If you want to know what data is currently beeing stored at a certain RAM address in order to debug a application or are doing reverse engineering, the commandline tool 'debug' might be useful for you.|
| by: bb - 2004-02-12 23:23:27|
|The full source code for the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system has reportedly been leaked onto the internet.|
| by: bb - 2003-12-29 12:47:42|
|The Windows 2000 Resource Kit is a collection of useful utilities that should come shipped with windows by default! But because they are deemed to be too useful to potential hackers and too complicated for home users, you have to get them separately.|
| by: cyben - 2003-12-16 23:45:52|
|Contained herein is how to make your PC a little bit more liveable, software-wise, with
suggestions of what to get. I assume of course, that you are not a game freak, and enjoy
spending at least some of your time working on or creating "challenges", or simply enjoy
having "power" on what might otherwise seem a weak computer.
|A Windows application can become more efficient and effective if it is able to perfrom multiple tasks simultaneously. Multithreading and multitasking are the method of creating threads which will allow the application to do overcome the limitations that a single thread involves.|
|It takes exactly two lines of code to lock up all single processor Winblows systems! |
//Own the processor after this line executes
//Garden variety endless loop.
|Microsoft have released "Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET" with the all new and much hyped Visual C# included. What do you guys think about it all, is this a great programming tool created for us, or is it another ploy by the big boy to suck us in to the Microsoft world?|
|The chat client that has become very popular over the last few years is the MSN messenger client, well popular because they now ship it with everything, and its virtually impossible to uninstall ;-)|
Heres some tricks on how to have fun with it
|A perl script written for the Windows Active Desktop utility. The script will execute two commands and print the output to your desktop. It will refresh every ten minutes (by default). |
|I have been using the NT kernel since 4.0 and have to say that it is way more stable than the 9x kernel. So that eliminates 95/98/ME from the list.
Here are my observations...
|The windows registry is a well documented beast, but heres the definitive article on how to understand how it really works, how to get the most from it, and how to get yourself out of windows registry hell!|
|This is sorta in response to "Lockup Windows with 2 lines of code!" written by Pertinax...|
Another innovative way to crash the windows operating system. Pointless, but fun ;-)
|Select 3D Text, edit the text to say "volcanos" and kablaam, preview it and look at some pretty volcanos ;]|
|This article describes how the internet as we know it will become a very different place if we do not do something about it.|
Knowledge and awareness is the first step
|I know many of these tricks are considered old, but they’re still goodies. All the tricks here have been tested only on Windows95/98. I’ve never tried them on Win2K, ME, or even XP, so I don’t know how many (if any) of these tricks shall work.|
|Welcome to the exciting world of modem optimization. What? Why would you want|
to "optimize" your modem? I'll tell you why!
Windows comes configured for optimal performance on LAN connections.
This means that although your modem will work perfectly fine, it will not run
with maximum efficiency, and will waste time on actions which can be optimized
or even skipped upon.
|Before we start, id like to take a brief moment to wipe that look off your face, and talk about the age old opengl vs directx (herein dx) conundrum. DX is, and will remain for some time, the most popular games programming API (bear in mind it encompasses, graphics, sound, network and input whereas gl only deals with graphics). Glad we got that cleared up.|
|The well-known multimedia kit from Microsoft has reached version 9.0 . To get all the latest audio and video codecs, and you dont mind it being a Romanian site, read on...|
|Native Windows programming, aside from games programming is possibly the most challenging field of programming there is. (Does that say much for the inventors of the API!)|
Heres the first steps to accessing that API using the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)
|In our last adventure with MFC, we never actually accessed any classes directly, or wrote much code, today I’m going to demonstrate how easy it is to make something mildly useful without knowing the libraries inside out.|
|In certain types of applications (ie: paint apps) its important to know what the user is doing with the mouse, in regards to clicking and movement, to do this MFC uses the same principle as win32, handlers. |
MFC however allows us to associate code with events a lot easier than win32 does.
|Well the Windows IT Library website offers a rich list of topics, books, comments, tutorials on mostly all aspects of the Windows environment, including the Windows programming.|
|My computer used to be a perfect little box for me. I had a dual boot with Redhat 7.2 and Windows Me. Yeah, I know that it isn't real bright to have a dual boot with such a piss poor Windows environment, but I am stingy and I don't really feel like upgrading. |
|Is DOS dead? Is this or that or anything dead? Batch file programming is easy and fast, and can let you complete long and tedious tasks quickly without typing in hundreds of commands. Ready to learn something? Then read up on DOS BATCH FILE PROGRAMMING...|
|Knowing how to use Combo boxes and other such controls starts you on the way to building the bridge between being a fully fledged MFC coder and some guy/girl who can drag and drop controls.|
|Want to have a play with SQLServer but havent got $$ to spend on a license, then have a play with MSDE. For all intents and purposes its exactly the same thing! but FREE!|
|The following shows you how to grey out controls based on certain conditions as well as making controls disappear completely.|
|Although this is a GDI representation of pathfinding, the pathfinding function itself is good ol' fashion c++, most n00b's should be able to figure out whats going on.|
|First of all, make sure both of your network cards are installed correctly, and that you have the right sort of network cable. |
Your going to have to make a floppy disk that has netsetup on it from the Windows XP box, which can be found by going into networking from the desktop, then clicking the set up home network icon on the left hand side of the screen.
|As the number of windows APIís grows, the need for standardisation, distributed computing and version control has paved the way for component based programming.|
|The following is a simple demonstration of how to draw a pair of eyes using GDI, and have them follow the mouse around the screen by responding to the OnMouseMove event accordingly.|
|A simple MFC demo showing how to map a variable to a progress control, commonly used to display how far a long a given process is.|
|A demo app showing how to reverse strings and mirror the contents of one control in another|
|GDI starfield demo displaying pseudo 3d concepts and random pixel plotting|
|The first of two parts showing how to work with win32 resources, namely icons, cursors, menus and dialogs.|
|In the second part of the resources tutorial im going to deal with the staple of most win32 apps, dialogs. As you probably know a dialog is a window with buttons, edit boxes and all other manner of controls.|
|As some of you may have noticed, I'm a serious M$-basher. Many people ask me 'but why, what's wrong with M$?' this article is trying to answer that question (and maybe convert you at the same time). |
|There's currently a lot of buzz around WTL within the development community, mainly because no one knows what the bugger it is or what its supposed to do, the cynical amongst the dev community have labeled it MFC v2, that's probably not far off, considering what a kludge MFC is, it's not unreasonable to assume MS decided to have another go at it.|