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  • More Android Goodness

    @JeremyJ:are you serious? its buggy and unreliable? 

    first, its a open source free OS as compared to Microsoft WP7 closed(including iOS)

    next, give little thumbs up for a non-OS developement company to make something that i have not seen from Microsoft since i started using Windows.

    Tell me how many years MS Windows Mobile has been in the market and how much innovation have come out as compared to Android or iOS from 2007 to 2011 how much changes in terms of UI and features.

    i have been using Windows since 3.1 and until today Windows 7 i dont see any major UI changes.

    I like Windows but Microsoft has to keep up with technology.

    if Windows Live were to be on every platform just like Google(mail/maps/voice/talk) and contact syncing i dont think i would have switched. if Windows Live - mail/maps/bing/mesh/photos/skydrive and include contact syncing were to be added to android/iOS/Blackberry/Nokia platform then i think Google will have tough time catching up but MS is bent on using those services only on Windows so who's the loser here...

    so until MS thinks outside the box(Windows) it is never going to be a successful company in the mobile space.


  • I installed Windows Live Essentials 2011 and it's pretty good but Photo Gallery resets filetype ​association​s?

    Windows Live Mesh is the worst.

    I use Windows Live Sync and its the best app i have had. after installing Windows Live Mesh 2011 and tried adding a folder with files and guess what it started taking up CPU time. I never seen that in Windows Live Sync. I say Live Mesh sucks.

    Hope they fix it.

  • Anyone Developing Silverlight 2 for Symbian?

    Yes. i tried on Nokia 5800 using VS2008. slow but works.

  • So in '7 ready for your desktop?

    I had bad experience with Windows 7- i installed it on my 9100 inspiron  Dell Laptop everything went well install SQL 2008 and VS 2008 works great and even faster. but, when i installed Cisco VPN Client i saw Blue screen of death. I had taken a system image before installing vpn client.

  • C++ to C# question

    blowdart said:
    arunpv said:
    Rather than convert what is it trying to do? To get the last modified time on a file you can use the FileInfo class
    I am not trying to get last modified time of a file. this data is coming from an ActiveX Control and it has the Event Time Stamp  that i need to retrieve.

  • C++ to C# question

    androidi said:
    No idea but the approach I take when I have no idea is to look more closely what the original does, view the bytes in memory for both codes while stepping through. I don't think it applies here but sometimes also changing the c# project from Any CPU to x86 may affect things. Or well depending on what the systemtime() is and if you're on vista 64 bit, there might be an effect, so worth trying.
    I tried changing it from Any CPU to x86 - no change.
           Int64 ft = (Int64)psa.GetValue(1);
    also the variable value ft = 128654403224000000
    converting this huge value is the problem.

    First, after googling i found that i need to use BitConvert in order to get Low/HighDateTime values
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.FILETIME ftime = new System.Runtime.InteropServices.FILETIME();
                        ftime.dwHighDateTime = BitConverter.ToInt32(bytes, 0);
                        ftime.dwLowDateTime = BitConverter.ToInt32(bytes, 4);

    But sometimes the value i get for dwHighDateTime are negative and when i convert using FileTimeToSystemTime  i get all zeros...

    I am not sure how to proceed here...

  • C++ to C# question

    I am trying to convert a C++ code to C# and maybe someone with both knowledge can help me...

    I am trying to convert this code to C#

    BOOL CTestNotifyDlg::VariantI8ToSystemTime(VARIANT var, SYSTEMTIME * pst)
        __int64 ft;

        ft = (__int64)var.decVal.Lo64;
        FileTimeToSystemTime((FILETIME *)&ft, pst);

        return TRUE;

    C# code:
                        SYSTEMTIME st = new SYSTEMTIME();
                        Int64 ft = (Int64)psa.GetValue(1);
                        byte[] bytes = BitConverter.GetBytes(ft);
                        System.Runtime.InteropServices.FILETIME ftime = new System.Runtime.InteropServices.FILETIME();
                        ftime.dwHighDateTime = BitConverter.ToInt32(bytes, 0);
                        ftime.dwLowDateTime = BitConverter.ToInt32(bytes, 4);
                        FileTimeToSystemTime(ref ftime, out st); -------- totally weird values.
                        long fileTime = ((long)(ftime.dwHighDateTime) << 32) + (ftime.dwLowDateTime);
                        DateTime dt = DateTime.FromFileTimeUtc(fileTime); -------- same here  - totally weird values.

    any  ideas?


  • Straw poll: Are you using WPF?


  • BeOS in Vista or BeOS PE

    BeOS is still alive
    check this

    by the way, VPC 2007 is much better than VPC2004. right now its released as RC. try it at connect.microsoft.com

    Big Smile

  • How many Microsofties are still around here?

    kriskdf wrote:
    I'm here.  I don't post a lot, but I've read a lot.  You guys don't post a lot about stuff I'm very familiar with.  I can't comment much about IE or Vista or Visual Studio because I'm only a user who also has a lot of work to do.  If there are discussions about search (local specifically) that I can add to, I'd be fine throwing in my 2 cents.

    Search meaning? Windows Search or Live Search?

    because i have problem with both..Sad