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Detecting Process Exit From Console Application in C#
There are mainly 2 types of Win32 applications, console application and window application. They have different way in handling application exit. To force Window application to exit, you need to send out WM_CLOSE message to the main window handle. That's pretty simple to handle. You can hook up to Application.ApplicationExit or Form.Close at the form level. However, in a console application, it is a little bit different. Console applications are somehow modeled after DOS console application where ......

Posted On Thursday, September 23, 2004 7:39 AM

Report progress from SQL Server
Sometimes, your application might be very database centric. You might need to summarize/retrieve data from a big database. Therefore, the query might take a long time to execute such that user cannot bare to see a hang screen for several seconds or minutes without seeing any progress. To solve this problem, you might either create something like animated GIF i.e. hourglass icons or bouncing progress bar like FireFox installer or actually tell the user on the progress of query. It's pretty simple ......

Posted On Monday, September 20, 2004 11:43 PM

Can I ask for Complex Number Support in .NET?
Hmm... I believe that Whidbey may be delayed again. It may be renamed to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2006 instead. If so, can I ask one more thing? I would like to see complex number to be natively supported in .NET as either another primitive type or just a struct. I saw complex number in STL library..... why shouldn't we have the same in .NET :D

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 11:07 PM

Microsoft.VisualBasic.Financial stuff

So far, I like C# a lot. However, sometimes, I feel like C# is inferior to VB.NET. VB.NET provides financial library within Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll while C# doesn't have one. I wouldn't argue that you can add a reference to that dll and use it in C#. I just think that it should be available under System.Math or a more generic namespace.

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 11:03 PM

New G5

Apple G5 is going to release soon. I think it's a must have. It does really have a nice design.

http://www.apple.com/imac/video/320.html

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 10:33 PM

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