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  • I Fully Support Mr. Grimes, .NET is NOT the right technology for US as a C++ programmer

    leighsword wrote:

    everything is OK before Longhorn is released.



    Not 100% sure on this but you should still be able to call into WinFx via COM Callable Wrappers from unmanaged code. 

    Any way all the existing API's should still work with longhorn, you just will not get seamless access to all the cool new toys Smiley

    And there will always be a need for unmanaged C++ for kernel/driver type work, right tool for the right job and all that.

    Stephen.

  • Response.​Redirect?

    Rake wrote:
    it just says line error

    Server.URLEncode()-ing the Session("username")



    Please tell me you didn't actuall type the '()-ing the..' bit but instead typed

    Server.URLEncode (Session("username"))

    having first checked that Session("username") is not null?

    Smiley

    As for redirect

    http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/asp/quickref/response_redirect.html

    Stephen.

  • No IP Adress Assigned

    weecohiba wrote:
    I have had a wireless network opertaing for over a yera now. I have a server, through which  three laptops hang off and connect to the internet. Now all of a sudden the server is not assigning an IP adrees to the laptop. This seems to be intermittant, some times it works ok other times I cannot conect. This can happen to one or more laptops and at the same time the other laptops work perfectly. I can see the wireless network and can connect to that ok, however when you ping the host it says 'destination unreachable.


    I've had this happen on several wireless systems,never found a good answer, I normally end up puting a staic address into the 'alternative config' tab under TCP/IP

    Stephen.

  • Command windows control

    Does anyone know where I can get a simple winforms control that functions as a command prompt?  Something like the command window in VS.  I don't want it do actually do anything just fire an event to me when the user presses return, and provide me with a way to write some simple text back to it CLI style.

    I know it wouldn't be that hard to write from scratch but it's late and I can't be bothered Smiley  I'm sure something like this must be common requirement and be in a library somewhere!

    Thanks

    Stephen


  • C9 Video sync to PDA

    I have finally got round to getting a Windows Moblie pocket PC and was wondering if there are any nice apps for it that can be used to grab a copy of all the new videos off of C9 so I can sync the thing in the moring and take the videos to watch on my way to work?

    Thanks

    Stephen.

  • I Fully Support Mr. Grimes, .NET is NOT the right technology for US as a C++ programmer

    leighsword wrote:
    Buzza wrote:
    leighsword wrote: another problem about .net Deployment.
    why i need to release System.Data.dll when i am only use System.dll in my application?


    What do you mean by release??


    our application is only use system.dll(or mscoree.dll,etc),even so,we need to install full 25M size runtime(include system.designer.dll,etc).



    The point is the run time is system wide, it is not meant to be installed to target any one app, so going with that idea, the install has to install all the assemblies.  The plus side to this is that you only have to install the framework once and any framework app will run.

    If your going to write an installer, rather than worry about part shipping the framework, either pubish two installers, one with the framework install and one without or have the installer check for the presence of the the frame work and download it only if required (much like the Express installers)

    Stephen.

  • I Fully Support Mr. Grimes, .NET is NOT the right technology for US as a C++ programmer

    Buzza wrote:
    leighsword wrote: another problem about .net Deployment.
    why i need to release System.Data.dll when i am only use System.dll in my application?


    What do you mean by release??


    Reference?  Why not it's there anyway?

    Stephen

  • WMP Widescreen

    pikatung wrote:
    Whenever I try to view a widescreen movie on my widescreen laptop fullscreen in WMP, it doesn't stretch the image out all the way. Is there some setting I'm missing? It seems WMP thinks my display is a regular fullscreen.

    Something like this
    http://www.pikatung.com/images/widescreen.png

    My other player, PowerDVD, has no problem stretching it out to the edge of the screen when set to widescreen mode.


    I'm having the same issue with some movie clips I have downloaded, these are 4:3 but I still end up with the black boarder on all 4 sides.  If I use PowerDVD the video fills the width of the screen even when maintain aspect ratio is checked.

    I have noticed that this is only with mpeg, and I have lost the ability to double click on the video to make it go full screen.

    ... Writing this intrigued me enough to work out what was wrong.

    WMP will build the filter graph on the fly to play back what ever you throw at it, PowerDVD on the other hand favours it's own filters.

    Get a copy of GraphEdit http://home.comcast.net/%7eappleguru/graphedt_october2004.zip and see what the filter graph is for the file your having issues with.  For me it used the Intervideo video decoder.

    Now if this is the same for you, get a copy of RadLight Filter Manager http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1068572413/1 and use it to lower the MERIT of the Intervideo DirectShow filter, and save.

    Now open in WMP and the boarder should be gone (well it has for me!)

    If you open the file in GraphEdit again you will see it picks a different video decoder.

    I'm pretty sure the problem your seeing is a fault with the intervideo decoder, so if you can get that out the way then things should return to normal.

    Stephen.

  • I Fully Support Mr. Grimes, .NET is NOT the right technology for US as a C++ programmer

    sbc wrote:
    .NET might not be the right choice for government / non-profits. Bandwidth is an issue with them.

    This is even more true with the NHS in the UK - as the network is spread across the whole country, so deployment would have to be done in stages. Plus many PC's will still run Windows 98 (.NET runs on Windows 98, but to get better value you need Windows 2000 or XP).


    I'm assuming you mean WAN bandwidth, in which case if you have a vaguely modem infrastructure with say AD and DFS then you can stage the deployment of apps to local mirrors of the install shares and have the clients pick their local server, this is really simple stuff and means you only move the files once over the expensive links.  At which point the size of the run time becomes a non issue really

    Stephen.

  • Problems with const in c#

    Yggdrasil wrote:
    Arran wrote:

    Well it will only apear as a static field if you set it to static.  If you dont set it to a static field then you have to create a instance of the object to access the const.



    AFAIK, 'const' is translated, in IL, into 'public static literal'. Should work either way.



    That's what I thought as well and appears to be the case.

    .class public auto ansi beforefieldinit EmailTypes
          extends object
    {
          .method public hidebysig specialname rtspecialname instance void .ctor() cil managed
          {}
    
          .field public static literal string SalesOrderAck = string("SalesOrderAck")
          .field public static literal string SalesQuoteAck = string("SalesQuoteAck")
    }
    
    Anyway, it's working again now, no idea why, looks like the compiler got confused or something.

    Thanks anyway,

    Stephen