I'm writing an article about how to write Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) using plain C++ (without MFC or ATL). Along with explaining the BHO code, the article also explains in detail the COM code. Should I put this article in the "COM / COM+" section or in the "Shell and IE programming" section. Or, better, is it possible to put the article under both sections?
I'd go for the Shell section, since you're writing about a shell feature. Just because something uses COM, doesn't mean it automatically goes in the COM section. (Heck, you have to use COM when using a great number of shell features.)
I recently posted my first article on codeproject, but I believe there was a bug in the submission process.
The wizard kept complaining that I hadn't filled in the "author"-field, but here was no author field there, only a co-author field (and I had no co-authors on this one). The error message was clearly misleading, so to be able to proceed, I tried a lot of tweaks to the fields and info I had entered. It wouldn't allow my own username (4638203) in the co-author field, so I tried 4638202 instead (just to get along in the wizard), which it accepted. However, now it seems I'm not the registered owner of the article. It doesn't appear under "my articles", and I can't edit it.
My username is 4638203,
and the article I posted can be found at http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/Searchable.aspx.
I tried mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, but only get an error message in reply. Can somebody help me on this issue?
The reason for the difference you are seeing is because your article has been edited by a CP editor. How can you tell? First, the article's header (initially a light blue) changes to yellow/tan; second, if you look at the bottom line of the article page, you will see Editor: Deeksha Shenoy. This is the name of the CP editor who edited your article. You should have been sent an email when this happened.
What this all means is that you can no longer directly edit your article. Instead, you must zip up the download, new article html, and new images, and send them to submit at codeproject.com. Be sure to include the url of your article in the email text. For subject, say "Article update" or something like that. After you send the email, it will take a few days for the update to be processed, depending on how busy the editors are. If you want to check the status, send an email to the same address, asking where it is in the queue.
BTW, this forum is not really meant for problems with articles after they have been submitted, since the CP staff does not regularly check this forum. If you need help with an article already published, you should use the Site Bugs / Suggestions forum.