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Button Controls
Posted: 11 Apr 2008   Updated: 20 Apr 2008   Views: 50,100   Rating: 4.68/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.06
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 29   Downloaded: 1,154
This is an example custom button control, written entirely in Managed C++.
Posted: 13 Apr 2008   Updated: 5 May 2008   Views: 44,720   Rating: 4.81/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 5.91
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 27   Downloaded: 0
DAO is old, obsolete, yet it is still very versatile and developer friendly.
C++ / CLI
Posted: 10 Apr 2008   Updated: 24 Apr 2008   Views: 40,770   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 16   Popularity: 5.82
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 26   Downloaded: 831
This is an update to Don Kackman's UxTheme component originally written for Visual Studio 2003
Internet / Network
Posted: 12 Apr 2008   Updated: 12 Apr 2008   Views: 64,010   Rating: 4.70/5    Votes: 29   Popularity: 7.00
Licence: The Code Project Open License (CPOL)      Bookmarked: 56   Downloaded: 2,799
A WTL application to test asynchronous WinINet functionality.
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Gene OK
Business Analyst Southwest Research Institute
United States United States
I am a C++ coder. I am also proficient with Oracle PL/SQL. A lot of folks dislike Oracle, but I find Oracle is a significant revenue enhancer. Customers pay for first rate Oracle programming skills.

I have extensive experience with COM+, COM, ATL, WTL and installation package development. I've developed several packages in C#, but I prefer managed/native C++. I've been coding for nearly thirty plus years, getting my start with atomic and molecular orbital calculations in FORTRAN. I've been working with C or C++ since the days of QuickC, Desmet C, Datalight C and MSC 5.1.

One of my pet peeves in life is a programmer's lack of attention to the details of error handling. Most example code I see on the internet lacks depth. No use of Window's Event Logging and a lack of understanding as to how to handle exceptions. If folks actually think about how to properly debug and test, there would be fewer "slop" articles and a lot higher quality.

Including instrumentation in your software to allow proper diagnosis of failures is far more important to a user than the latest Gee-Whiz-Bang visual effects. Graphical gotta-haves fade like the lettuce in a refrigerator, but solid programs just keep on running, no matter what environment they are placed in.

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