When writing pure Win32 programs, usually you see tutorials showing how to use “raw” windows, by filling a WNDCLASSEX structure, calling RegisterClassEx and then CreateWindowEx. This is explained in detail in Charles Petzold’s classic Programming Windows book – a must-have for any Win32 programmer, let me say.
But sometimes you don’t need to create a new [...]
Before you even download these files, it might be useful to read this article.Download Windows_7_Features_Controls.zip – 700.56 KB Download Windows_7_Features_Controls_DLL.zip – 231.99 KB Introduction
I loved the Windows 7 New Features article, but I didn’t liked that I had to enter all the code of those ToolbarThumbnailButtons, so I [...]
This article discusses the implementation of a minimal WPF frontend on a C# command line application. The specific example started life as a Visual Studio extension, testing of such requires building a VSIX file and then launching a special instance of Visual Studio – both of which are rather time consuming. Given that the GUI was limited to choosing files, a command [...]
This class implements a brand new kind of dialog box that can be used with dialog based aplications.
This class contains a Tab instead of the Dialog Title Bar. What is so cool about this dialog is that the dialog actually docks to side of the desktop. Then when the dialog loses [...]
Welcome to CPushPinFrame, A freeware MFC PushPin property page dialog class.
This class emulates the properties dialogs as seen in Microsoft Developer Studio. They sport a push pin button in the top left hand corner which when unpinned automatically closes the property dialog when the dialog loses focus. The MS implementation seems [...]