Tag: windows

  • Process Status Analysis – the first steps

    Process Status Analysis – the first steps

    I am pleased to announce my first cross-platform and open source project, the Process Status Analysis tool, available on GitHub. The Process Status Analysis (psa) is a command line tool that offer some Operating System processes analysis features: – Get all processes loaded in memory information – Get process only used memory – Print processes tree – Top most “expensive” processes – Redirect output to a file

  • Finally, I got Windows 10

    This is a story of how I got over a blocking situation within some Windows 10 OS installs on my Samsung laptop.

  • SubclassWindow() method issues in projects base on MFC Feature Pack

    The Problem Trying to paint a background image into client area of a MDI application build in VC++ 6.0 to VC++ 2005 IDE it’s not a difficult task. In case you need, you can find easily good references. For instance, there are two references from Microsoft (KB129471 and KB103786) and one I prefer: a FAQ […]

  • Simple Pictures Unifier 1.1 application is up!

    At the beginning of this year I launched an application that helps you to organize the pictures of your important moments. The application helps you specially if you have photos from different sources (different cameras of friends) and you want to have a fluent images story. From the moment I have launched the first release until now I made up to 12GB pictures (3200+ pictures of 10 MB) and honestly I never found time in order to organize the pictures. Always I rescheduled the application improvements and finally I found time to implement export by date time folders and so on. Simple Pictures Unifier 1.1 allows merging and exporting pictures in one folder or in date time folders. Simple Pictures Unifier 1.1 comes with a better user friendly experience and few internal improvements.

  • Flexible changes for product version properties – Visual C++ binaries

    Manually editing of binaries version in the resource editor of Visual Studio IDE is not a viable solution. If we have dozens of projects in our solution, then for each kit building we should need manual resources file edit. Otherwise, we can use a special tool that does this thing for us. Unfortunately this approach is not the most flexible and could fail. For our flexible binaries properties changes and in order to avoid manual edit for each rebuild we can create and include a header file (version.h) that contains some constants of product version and file version of our project (.rc files). We have to include only these constants into this file (version.h): #define PRODUCT_VERSION 4.3.2.198 #define PRODUCT_VERSION_STR “4.3.2.198” Then, for each .rc file wherever we have FileVersion and ProductVersion we have to use this constants. When we will build a new kit, we have to change only these constants and then to start the kit building process. Everything is fine until we add new controls in our projects resource files. Then, because of Visual Studio IDE automation we can get an unlikely surprise: the FileVersion and the ProductVersion properties could be reset to 1.0.0.0. In order to avoid this issue and edit the version only in a single place I propose the following workaround.

  • Simple Pictures Unifier – first version

    Have you just returned from vacation and you have a lot of pictures? You just downloaded your taken pictures and you got your friends pictures, too? Then, probably, the pictures are scattered, with a random order in your computer. Would you like seeing pictures from all sources in order of events happening? If so, try to sort your photos using Simple Pictures Unifier tool! 🙂 Simple Pictures Unifier application Please, feel free to add comments, suggestions or bugs reports to this application. Any constructive feedback is sincerely appreciated. Thanks you!

  • File size fast detection

    Many times in our job, we need to work with files and need to know file properties. One of the most important properties is file size. Of course, there are a lot of API that allows finding this property, but most of them needs additional file operations: open file, find file size and close file. continue…

  • Release space on a Windows partition – SpaceMonger

    Few time ago I observed that my laptop’s first partition (48 GB size) free space reduced to 4 GB. There are a lot of file managers application (Windows Explorer, Total Commander, Far Manager, etc). All of them provide folder and file lists, but not intuitive display of most important detail: the size. Of course, there are some known paths that store not useful data (see bottom folders list) and with each file manager you can delete major not useful data. But, you can miss some old huge file (some forgotten video files, etc). Fortunately there is a tool witch display folders and files size graphically called SpaceMonger. I used it and now my laptop free space is approximately 20 GB. 🙂 At the end of this process I applied the same story on my old workstation, too. Using this visual tool is easy to observer big files, folders and is easy to clean Windows temporary files, Windows updates install files, easy to observe hibernate and virtual memory files (if you have enough RAM memory you can disable this feature), etc. []