Category Archives: Applications Development

What does it take to develop an application that makes it in today’s predominantly open source world.

MAPI Without GetProcAddress

If you have ever worked with extended MAPI I am sure that you have come across the need to use the win32 API function GetProcAddress. There is now a stub library over at codeplex and some sample code to show … Continue reading

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.Net Trimming Whitespace in an image

In case you wanted to know, it’s not quite that difficult to trim pure white pixels from an image in .net. The crux of the problem is really getting access to the color data and understanding what you are looking … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Space Invaders – A possible implementation in dot net

Breaking Down Space Invaders – A possible implementation in dot net I have wanted to write a space invaders clone for a while, and thought to myself that it wasn’t really difficult at all, and I should write a blog … Continue reading

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Dot Net html editor to image

Dot Net html editor to image While working on a commercial project, I was involved in providing a simple html rendering engine. Simple in terms of not being 100% complete, not necessarily in complexity. To help debug this, I created … Continue reading

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Parsing Html with Web Browser Control

Parsing Html with WebBrowser Control It is relatively easy to parse html with the WebBrowser for VB and C# or any other .net language. The trick with the WebBrowser Control is to first load a blank document into the control … Continue reading

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Reusing the WebBrowser Control

Reusing the WebBrowser Control I have found the need in several projects as of late to reuse the WebBrowser Control in .net ¬†languages such as c#/vb.net. I have not ventured into the j# domain, but I have also played around … Continue reading

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Unexpected Error Adding new Data Connection in Visual Studio

Unexpected Error Adding new Data Connection in Visual Studio Recently I was adding a Data Connection in Visual Studio, and I found that I kept getting an error message box whenever I tried. There were a number of suggestions such … Continue reading

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RPC and WCF Samples Coming Soon

RPC and WCF Samples Coming Soon In a later article, we will be providing source code and examples of simple RPC client/server and a WCF service/client using the Microsoft Visual Studio environment. If you are looking for information regarding these … Continue reading

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OpenRPCDebugEndpointInfoEnumeration failed: 5

OpenRPCDebugEndpointInfoEnumeration failed: 5 If you have received this error using dbgrpc -e from windows debugging tools or the platform sdk, please use this program from within an administrators command prompt. For instance, if you have UAC activated, then right click … Continue reading

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WM_COPYDATA with .net and c

WM_COPYDATA with .net and c WM_COPYDATA is a window message that you can use as a very simple ipc(Inter Process Communication) mechanism. There are some small issues to overcome when using this with .net, the least of which is the … Continue reading

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