A customer from a major software vendor asked, “What is the significance of the command value that can be found under HKCR\〈progid〉\shell\open\command. It appears to be a copy of the default value, but with the program name replaced with apparent garbage.
A customer had a rather strange request. “Is there a way to be notified when the user uninstalls any program from Programs and Features (formerly known as Add and Remove Programs)?”
They didn’t explain what they wanted to do this for,
Commenter kinokijuf wonders whether the Windows 95 interface had a code name.
We called it “the new shell” while it was under preliminary development, and when it got enabled in the builds, we just called it “the shell.”
(Explorer originally was named Cabinet,
Today’s Little Program solves the following problem:
Consider a two-dimensional board, tall and narrow.
Into the board are nailed a number of horizontal obstacles.
Place a water faucet at the top of the board and turn it on.
The water will dribble down,
Some time ago, I gave a scripting solution to the problem of obtaining the computer manufacturer and model. But what if you want to do this from C++?
I could translate the script into C++, or I could just point you to Creating a WMI Application Using C++ in MSDN.
A customer reported that the WM_GETFONT message was not working. Specifically, they sent the message to a window, and they can plainly see that the window is rendering with a particular font, yet the WM_GETFONT message returns 0. Why isn’t the window returning the correct font handle?
Most of the time, the GetWindowDirectory returns the Windows directory. However, as noted in the documentation for GetSystemWindowsDirectory:
With Terminal Services, the GetSystemWindowsDirectory function retrieves the path of the system Windows directory, while the GetWindowsDirectory function retrieves the path of a Windows directory that is private for each user.
As a product nears release, the rate of change slows down, and along the way, the ship room goes through stages known as Tell Mode and Ask Mode.
In Tell Mode, any changes to the product do not require prior approval,
Some people objected to
the length, the structure, the metaphors,
the speculation, and fabrication.
So let’s say they were my editors.
Here’s what the article might have looked like,
had I taken their recommendations.
(Some recommendations were to text that was also recommended cut.
When you copy content from a Web page to the clipboard
and then paste it into OneNote, OneNote pastes the content
but also annotates it
“Pasted from …”.
How does OneNote know where the content was copied from?
As noted in
the documentation for the HTML clipboard format,