The Windows "Turn off" buttons are three or more steps away from the desktop work area, depending on your personal settings. This can be not only inconvenient, but downright bothersome at times. These programs can power down the computer, in just one or two steps.
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Learn to determine whether or not a disk is plugged in. Also, learn how to make the disk Autorun, similar to CD drives, and, how to run a normal VB 6 program from this disk, without needing to install it on the client machine.
The existing SendKeys class does not have a managed way to activate an external application. MSDN recommends that you should use the FindWindow and SetForegroundWindow APIs. However, this alone does not ensure that the desired application will have keyboard focus while the keys are being sent. This replacement module sends keys directly to the specified window without error.
Learn how to implement an additional security layer on company web sites by getting the machine ID of the system from registered users along with the user ID and password.
Learn how to launch the main desktop icons, some Control panel items, and more with explorer.exe and Visual Basic.NET 2005.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.