One year I decided to dress as a nerd for Hallowe’en. I took an old pair of glasses with large lenses, “repaired” it with some masking tape, and combined it with a plaid dress shirt with a pocket protector and courduroy pants that were too short.
A customer reported that their application uses transparent
static controls positioned over a bitmap image control,
but even though they set the Transparent property on the static
control, the static control isn’t transparent.
The customer was kind enough to provide clear steps to illustrate
Open Visual Studio 2005 or 2008.
When you pin items to the Jump List, they go to the top of the menu that appears when you right-click the Taskbar item. Why not put the pinned items at the bottom? After all, over 98% of users leave the taskbar at the bottom of the screen,
A customer wanted to know whether there was a method
(other than polling) to monitor another window and find
out when it gets destroyed.
The goal was to automate some operation,
and one of the steps was to wait until
some program closed its XYZ window before moving on to the next step.
Okay, maybe this time I’m misreading it on purpose, but when I see the name of popular new restaurant Local 360, I think, “That doesn’t look all that low-calorie to me. I bet their dishes have more than 360 calories.”
Or maybe it’s “We serve high-calorie foods five days a year.
It is a common occurrence that a question is sent to a mailing that is close, but not quite right. Usually somebody will provide information to help redirect the question to a more appropriate mailing list. But this effort does not always go unpunished.
A colleague of mine complained, “When the home team is winning, they don’t bother playing the bottom half of the ninth inning. I’m getting ripped off! Make them finish the game!”
This led to some speculation as to how the visiting team could manage to salvage a win out of that final half-inning,
ton suggested that
since the shell is written in C++,
IShellFolder should have been an abstract class,
and then it could have used techniques like
exceptions and Inversion of Control.
Okay, first of all, I’m not sure how Inversion of Control is
something that requires C++,
One of my former colleagues tipped me off to this video of the Grand Opening of the newest Microsoft Store, specifically calling out this moment at timecode 0:48 of a curtain dropping, revealing cheering employees dressed in Windows colors, which seemed familiar,
A customer had received a number of crashes via
Windows Error Reporting
and believed that they had found a bug in the tree view common control.
In our UI, we have a tree view with checkboxes.
The tree view displays a fixed item at the top,