|I am astounded that "Window docker application By MR. AngelMendez | 17 Aug 2012 | Article"[^], has been approved, and published.
There is nothing original in it, and the title is mis-leading: he is not discussing anything to do with "docking," but simply discussing the well known api hack to launch another application inside a C# Windows Form.
imho, that's a very bad thing do in all but the most unusual scenarios: unless the author shows how the Windows Form in C# can inter-operate with the captured application, which would be a tour-de-force of API manipulation, I would guess, but is also of very limited use (the exception being, of course, the whole inter-operation structure is pre-defined, as it is with "Office Automation."
Further, the article first cites someone else's work as the source of where the author discovered the simple fact of how you change a Form's opacity:
"I got this information from Mahesh Chand he made a great article about this here is his link if you want to check it out. http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/uploadfile/mahesh/trackbar-in-C-Sharp/."
Then, immediately after that citation, disclaims it: "Actually, I don't remember where I got code My apologies, if you want to use another way then I would suggest looking at Mahesh Chand's article."
The trivial discussions of how you make a Windows Form TopMost, and what a Windows Form TrackBar are: are here elevated to undue importance complete with screenshots.
Unfortunately this is an example of a type of a large number of articles that are posted here that just recite the author's experience of their own personal discovery of something well-known, or are completely unnecessary tutorials, many of them by students who just want the "sublime feeling" of having something published on CP (or want something to put on their resume ?).
This article makes me wish that there were a "Report" button on articles, independent on "ratings" !
What happened here ? There's barely enough material for a Tip/Trick here, if the author would care to post only the already well known API hack for launching another app inside a Windows Form.
"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us." Kurt Vonnegut
modified 16-Aug-12 20:31pm.