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Maintaining User Settings when Upgrading

A Desk Drive user sent me a bug report complaining that his settings were not maintained when he upgraded from one version to the next. After checking into it I discovered he was right. The...

Desk Drive 1.4.3 Released

Some minor updates and fixes. Run after installation - The installer has an option to run the program after installation. I’ve always appreciated this option in other programs but until recently, I couldn’t find a...

Friday Links #11

News I found interesting this week. TextFixer: Text to Capitals, Remove Line Breaks & Whitespaces etc. - TextFixer gives you a bunch of useful web tools to work with text and html code. If you...

Using C# to Interact with the Shell Gotcha

Update: I’ve discovered my solution here is flawed. See Desk Drive 1.4.4 Released for details. Interacting with the Shell in C# is easy because the common language runtime exposes COM objects through a proxy called...

Desk Drive 1.4 Released

Desk Drive continues to prove popular and lately I’ve been receiving an avalanche of suggestions. That’s great and do keep them coming. Version 1.4 introduces two new features: Minimize all windows and Show locus effects....

Symbolic Links On Windows

Symbolic links to directories are really useful. Windows 2000 and higher supports directory symbolic links, where a directory serves as a symbolic link to another directory on the computer. For example, if the directory D:\SYMLINK...

Friday Links #10

Interesting finds this week. Online HTML Form Build Software - Wufoo forms helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing...

XmlResourceManager

The most recent release of Desk Drive now allows for localization by modifying a text file and adding the appropriate language code and strings. Recall that localizing applications in .Net generally involves creating satellite assemblies,...

Hail to the Victors

I’ve lived in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area since the Winter of 1979. I’ve often thought Ann Arbor is one of Michigan’s best kept secrets. Apparently, I’m not alone. Two years ago, Google opened...

Make your own large font calc

Under the category of stupid programmer tricks: Copy c:\windows\system32\calc.exe to some other file/path File Open File newcalc.exe in Visual Studio Click on Dialog - 101 In the properties, modify Font(Size) for your favorite font and...
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