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Offline Last Active Feb 01 2015 12:28 PM

Just Let It Trickle > WindowWatcher is Here

Posted adeyblue on 21 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

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 adeyblue on 02 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

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...

Just Let It Trickle > Bagging Some Property - Getting A Windows User's Picture Tile

Posted adeyblue on 03 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

It doesn't sound like it should be so hard. I mean, the shell has managed to produce it every time you've logged on since Windows XP. MSDN has a page dedicated to user profiles that includes a section on where it is and how its treated. It details that a users picture lives in their...

Just Let It Trickle > U-A-Ceen Nothing Yet

Posted adeyblue on 29 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

Detecting whether UAC is enabled or not is something I've never needed to do. I can't really see how it can affect anything you architect one way or another but nevertheless, some people think it's necessary and nice to know.

While investigating something else, I stumbled across a more accurate method of making the determination as opposed to...