Memory Leak Detection and MSXML

File this one under “I had no idea so I best share what I learned.” Over a couple of days during the past two weeks I have been working with a customer to isolate a memory leak in a ATL/C++ application.  This particular customer application leverages the msxml3 component to do some document translations on…

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Bill Gates

So I get these e-mails from SteveB and Billg today and guess what? After five years, I no longer double take when I see one of their names in my inbox.  The double takes stopped after the first year.  In my role out in the field, e-mails from Steve and Bill are always addressed to the company. …

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Decimal Aligned Output While Avoiding a Box Operation

Today the customer asked me a simple question.  And sometimes it is simple requests that wind up with involved answers. How can I decimal align floating-point output in C#? Which basically means “right align” in our instance.  The customer is a seasoned C/C++ developer and the float formatting from sprintf( ) immediately comes to both our…

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