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AQ

AQ AQ One does not thank logic

Niner since 2004

Interested in .NET, DirectX, Flex, Ajax and multimedia technologies. Develop controls and applications for clients in finance, research and government. Create games using Code Art methods on Windows and Web platforms.
  • Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 1

    Yeah baby, that's the one I was looking for! Grazie Wink

    Here's a link to a managed wrapper if anyone is interested:
    http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/ponta.asp 

    petknep_home wrote:
    I think IUrlHistory should solve your problem. Live.com and MSDN search are your friend

    AQ wrote: If anyone on the IE team is watching this thread I have a question I'd like answered.

    I need to write an application in .NET that Data Mines the IE Browsing History of several machines on my LAN. Is there an easy way to do this? I mean does the Browsing History exist as an xml file or other similarly accessible format that would make it easy to extract the data from? If it's more complicated, then how would I go about harvesting the data?

    <petknep snip>

  • Internet Explorer 7: The Browser. The Team. The Tour. Part 1

    If anyone on the IE team is watching this thread I have a question I'd like answered.

    I need to write an application in .NET that Data Mines the IE Browsing History of several machines on my LAN. Is there an easy way to do this? I mean does the Browsing History exist as an xml file or other similarly accessible format that would make it easy to extract the data from? If it's more complicated, then how would I go about harvesting the data?

    I know on my system alone I've got a good years worth of browsing history data. One goal of the application would be to extract all terms entered into search engines and then index that data for reference. There is also a wealth of other statistics that can be generated. So far I haven't seen any easy way for developers to get at this data. I was hoping IE7 would provide a way to acces this data, perhaps in an IE7 SDK with .NET assemblies?? 

    I know most folks are more interested in deleting their browsing history, but there is really a treasure trove of information contained in the browsing trail, and developing an API to mine and share that data would be a very cool thing. Obviously there are privacy issues galore with this sort of thing, but this is strictly for personal data, on an in-house network.

    You can tell infinitely more about a person by looking at their last 1000 search terms than by any other identifier I can think of. Smiley

  • Chris Muench - writing managed 3D app for mobile devices

    CodeWarrior wrote:
    (This is WinCE-compatible Win32 unmanaged C/C++ code but hopefully there a similar way to do it in WinCE managed C#.)


    Thanks for the quick reply, CW!

    The interop code for handling messages works fine in CF.

    The problems I am encountering have to do with the limits of the managed Forms classes. For one, there is no Application.Idle event in which to peek messages and launch my frame update and render calls. Only Application.DoEvents. Second, there is no WndProc method to override in my managed CF winform. So I am not really sure where to place my hook..

    For now I am using Application.DoEvents and concentrating on optimizing game code. 
  • Chris Muench - writing managed 3D app for mobile devices

    bonk wrote:
    If you want to to try that game, it is called Pocket-Jongg 3D and it looks like there is a free demo version of it. You can download it from handango.

    EDIT: hm, looks like that game will not work on a HTC Universal. It throws an Microsoft.WindowsMobile.DirectX.DriverUnsupportedException.




    It helps to identify the D3DM driver and configure accordingly. On the HTC, a software reference driver cripples D3DM framerates Mad

    LINK:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/markprenticems/archive/2006/03/10/547983.aspx

  • Chris Muench - writing managed 3D app for mobile devices

    I am so loving developing games on the windows mobile platform with managed Mobile DirectX. The integration with VS2005 and the device emulator is fast and some of the new debug tools are handy. 

    There are just a couple things to keep in mind because of the reduced functionality on the mobile platform. Obvi, all the shaders and effects stuff in the programmable pipeline isn't included, but the next generation of mobile GPU's will be almost pc-quality..

    I am still using OnPaint to render my scenes, like the code in this demo. There was a lot of debate about this in managed DirectX for winforms and Tom Miller posted a 'perfect' render loop using interop to hook into the windows message pump. Is there a perfect render loop that can be implemented in managed mobile DirectX development?

    Personally I think performance is good enough using the builtin events and it's better to optimize the game code. But any increase in performance is welcome in pushing the edge Smiley
  • IE 7: What's new in Beta 2 Preview

    DHTML rendering is noticibly improved. Try it out on this pure-Javascript RPG:
    http://www.smokymonkeys.com/triglav/

    I am interested in data mining the Browsing History of machines on my LAN. On researching the topic a bit I noticed some discussion about Firefox moving away from Mork to an SQL-like history database. Have you discussed creating a developer-friendly history store in IE, preferably XML or RSS based? Or is there a security/privacy issue involved? 'Cuz I can't even seem to find the new history.dat file anymore???

  • Chris Anderson - Talking shop about Avalon

    Nice modular design...I guess that's what makes pythalon possible...

    I haven't tried the ctp yet and will probs wait for beta1. But am finding most effects now are written as, well .fx files. HLSL and all that.

    Wwhat's the thinking behind harnessing the gpu in avalon and will i be able to use my .fx routines in winforms ui?

    aq

  • Infragistics - Visual Studio Component Lab

    I bookmarked one of their career openings a while ago as i thought it looked like *someone's* dream job:

    http://www.infragistics.com/corporate/Careers/usnjew.aspx

    Scroll down to
    Sr. R & D Engineer - .NET GDI+, Vector Graphics, Avalon - Components

    Devise funky new presentation layer UI effects all day long? What could be sweeter than that...

    aq
  • Dart Communications - Visual Studio Component Lab

    Ahh, very timely. Not only because of the whole Ajax phenomena, but in the sense there is a general need for some consensus on what constitutes best practices in dynamic web ui.

    Haven't used LiveControls but am familiar with Dart. How much can this actually improve on the elegance of RaiseCallbackEvent?

    I did a little demo test creating a procedural web animation using client side callbacks and SMIL a few weeks ago. Hooking the client events with async server calls is tres simple already!

    http://spaces.msn.com/members/okaq/Blog/cns!1po3aQ5IMCI8PfcPIEIDmbkQ!934.entry

    aq

  • John Stallo - The Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer (1 of 3)

    Ahhhh, the seeds of Reflection bear many useful fruits...

    If the synchrony between Class Designer and Code is truly harmonious, this could indeed be a powerful step in the direction of 'codeless' rapid prototyping, especially when refactoring the entire architecture.

    It's great to see generic support as well and as the static case becomes complete one naturally wonders about visualizing the runtime, particularly as the static boxes shift and morph due to late-binding.

    Could the next stage be a Class Visualizer Animation thats provides a snapshot of the object states during debug? 

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