Tom Archer illustrates how the combination of Managed Extensions and GDI+ enable you to draw gradient and hatched text with only a few lines of C++ code.
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Tom Archer introduces a step-by-step technique for versioning your serialized files so that your application can handle current and older file formats, as well as properly deal with situations where the application is older than the file format being read.
Hooks aren't always your best option for tracking user idle time. Not only are they often difficult to write, but they also must be loaded into every desktop process and they can trigger some anti-spyware software. Tom Archer offers a more efficient technique.
Tom Archer illustrates how to use the .NET OLE DB classes to read text files.
Tom Archer illustrates how to locate files matching a specified extension by using a .NET component and various .NET classes.
Learn how to easily measure the height and width needed to display text values using .NET classes.
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