This site is intended to help fellow
developers, and also to explain a little about me (go to the "Your Host" pages
to find out more). It exists as somewhere I can refer people to, rather than
having to cut and paste the same code into UseNet messages a zillion times
over. The site
contains over 70 useful code fragments and tips for Windows programmers, and also
links to related sites which fellow sufferers at the forge of Microsoft might find
interesting : see the buttons on the left.
Note - the MFC samples on this site are no longer actively maintained as I
am now working mainly in Delphi and C#. My work in C++/MFC will continue, but at a fairly low level. Feel
free to refer others here, the site will be maintained at its current URL to
function as an FAQ, so others can refer to it in UseNet and Stack Overflow postings.
The C# code is all new. It would be all trendy and fashionable... if I
went in for that kind of thing. You kids and your "rock" music... bah. :)
The C++ code is quite old, so don't expect to see much in the way of proper Unicode
text handling etc. It's not necessary to demonstrate the principles, and I can't
be bothered to update this much code, so let's just both pretend it's there, OK?
You can contact me by mailing bobm at mvps.org. Please let me know if the site
has been of assistance to you, or if you've found a bug in the HTML (or a bug
in a code sample), or if you would like to see additional features or samples.
But.... if you have a specific programming problem, post it publicly on
one of the following Usenet newsgroups :
(or post it to Stack Overflow)
because I never respond to direct unsolicited email.
Oh and by the way - I do NOT work for Microsoft. Never have done. Those MVPs
who went to work for Microsoft had to give up their membership of the
program, and now I'm not an MVP any longer (eight years was long enough
anyway), I probably won't get the chance. I didn't take the chance of an
interview when it was offered : mostly because I wouldn't give up being a
developer to be a support person, but partially because I don't like what
Microsoft has become.