How to generate dynamic images for your web application

Typically, a web site might show some pictures. These could be pictures of items for sale from a catalog, personal photos, etc. Usually, the web author places these pictures as files in a directory on the web server, and just puts links to them in the authored web pages.   This scheme doesn’t easily allow…

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The VB version of the Flip Task Bar for Vista Desktop Window Manager

In this post: Create your own Flip Task Bar with live thumbnails using Vista Desktop Window Manager DWM, I showed Fox code on creating your own Flip Task bar   Here is the VB.Net version that does the same thing… File->New->Project->Visual Basic->Windows->Windows Forms Application View->Code   Paste and run the code below.     See…

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New printers are far more capable: Canon iP4300

Our several year old ink jet printer died the other day. It was an Epson Stylus Pro 5000. I knew it was on its way out, so I had been researching printers a little recently. I knew that printer quality and features had been growing substantially in recent years.   I found a review by…

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Timestamp digital pictures

I was given several dozen digital photos that I wanted to add to my collection. However, the camera used did not have the date/time set. Worst still, each time the camera was turned on, the camera clock started ticking from the same time (1/1/2004 midnight).   With certain display modes of my picture display program…

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Play movies with an ActiveX control

I’ve been using Canon Powershot cameras for years, and they take movies in AVI format as well as being a good camera. I store my photos and movies in the same folders, and use the same database to store them.   To display the movies, I add a Windows Media Player ActiveX control. There have…

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Various ways to display multiple photographs: on a Fox form

My prior 2 posts show how to display multiple photos on a VB.Net form, first using the PictureBox control, the second drawing to the form directly. Below is some code to display multiple photos on a Fox form using an array of Fox Image controls. These controls are windowless: you can use Spy++ to verify….

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Various ways to display multiple photographs: Using Rects and thumbs

My prior post showed how to use an array of PictureBox controls to display multiple photographs on a form. Now we’ll do something similar, but instead of using the PictureBox control, which is a little bit heavyweight, we can just draw directly onto the form. This code uses a foxpro table of already created thumbnails…


Various ways to display multiple photographs

You can use an array of PictureBox controls to display multiple photographs or other images. The sample below subclasses the PictureBox control and puts an array of them on a form. You need to change the PixPath to point to a directory with your digital photos.   (For an easy way to run the sample,…

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Creating your own web browser for your SmartPhone

I like my Cingular 2125 SmartPhone (see Windows SmartPhone can run my Web Apps).   I went to Microsoft TechFest a couple weeks ago, which is put on by Microsoft Research to show off the latest and greatest. Several people had the same phone, and more than a couple indicated that this phone was a…

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Windows SmartPhone can run my Web Apps

I took my family to Whistler for some great skiing. Because our cell phones didn’t work too reliably when we were there before Christmas, we decided to get new cell phones to replace our 2 year old analog cell phones. Communications was quite simple and reliable with the new phones.   My Cingular 2125 is…

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