MSN Web Messenger Beta

From “MSN Web Messenger lets you talk online and in real-time with friends and family using just a web browser! Use it on any shared computer – at school, at work, at a friend’s house or anywhere you can’t install the MSN Messenger software.” I can now have two MSN Messengers running: work account (Win32 application)…


__FILE__ macro under VC++ 6.0, 7.x and 8.0

Under VC++ 6.0, the __FILE__ macro always gets the full file path returned; under VC++ 7.x it typically does not.To get the VC++ 6.0 behaviour under VC++ 7.x and 8.0, use the /FC (Full Path of Source Code File in Diagnostics) compiler command line option. (link valid as of 11/8/04).   (Thanks to Jason Shirk from…


New Encode[System]Pointer and Decode[System]Pointer APIs

If you are concerned about exploits and are ready to write code that behaves differently when ran on XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003, check:- EncodePointer and DecodePointer- EncodeSystemPointer and DecodeSystemPointer


Efficiently bulk-load a SQL Server table with data from a collection using SqlBulkCopy

I did not want to create and then fill a Data[Set|Table] if the information I wanted to insert in SQL was already present in memory, in a collection! The documentation about SqlBulCopy is on (as of 11/8/04). I’ve used the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition October Community Technical Preview to build this code.  …