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adeyblue

Member Since 24 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2014 10:35 AM

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Just Let It Trickle > Plug in to CL’s Kitchen

Posted 25 January 2013

It's well known that Visual Studio's C compiler hasn't progressed much beyond C89, save for things like variadic macros. What might not be quite as well known is that to rectify this a bit, somebody created a C99 to C89 converter . A decent tool to be sure, but it doesn't integrate well into Visual Studio. Being a seperate program means you have to fudge...


Just Let It Trickle > Dropping Like Files - Zipping Without Libraries on Windows

Posted 17 October 2012

If you haven't been living under a rock (or in a non-Windows world) you'll know that since XP, Windows has had zip file extraction and creation. You may also know that what it doesn't have, is a defined API so us normals can leverage it programmatically. But there are ways and means.

Think about it, the usual way you'd interact with zip...


Just Let It Trickle > Things Up Microsoft's Sleeve - Console Graphics

Posted 08 October 2012

CreateConsoleScreenBuffer, what a fabulous function. You ask it nicely, and it gives you as many 'console window content' buffers as you want. With the other supporting functions it's everything you need for a AAA game (ascii-art-animation natch). But backup a minute...


Just Let It Trickle > WindowWatcher is Here

Posted 21 June 2012

Way back in the mysts o' tyme I told a tale of a little picture-in-picture / interactive zoom tool I was working on. Well, a whole year and 4 months later I got round to fixing the buggy bits and...


Just Let It Trickle > Native Only Apps with VS Express for Win8

Posted 02 June 2012

Microsoft say "Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 provides tools for Metro style app development. To create desktop apps, you need to use Visual Studio Professional 2012, or higher."

That isn't quite true. In fact, there's no quite about it. In the current RC version on MSDN, it's downright wrong, and simple to achieve...


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