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Introduction Did I tell you already how great Windows Vista is? I guess so. Today, I'm showing you yet another piece of Windows Vista API goodness: ShutdownBlockReasonCreate . The goal of this function (defined in user32.dll) is to block system shutdown...
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Windows Vista has support for symbolic links , and of course the API does too. Support for hard links has been there since the Windows 2000 days and won't be covered here. Here's a piece of sample code: using System; using System.Runtime.InteropServices;...
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Introduction I hope everyone realizes the numerous features that live in Vista. One of those great features is the new windowing system based on DWM which stands for Desktop Window Manager . The idea is to have a process (dwm.exe) that collects full-sized...
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Introduction Windows Vista comes with a new (comctl32 v6) API called TaskDialog . In marketing speak, this API should be seen as a part of the "clarity" pillar of Windows Vista's mission statement. Where classic dialogs à la MessageBox are the old-fashioned...
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Today, I'm in the middle of upgrading an existing .NET 1.x application to .NET 2.0 in Visual Studio 2005, running on Vista. Just to set your mind, the application acts as a shell replacement to support a smooth log on to a remote terminal server (or the...
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