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  • Further Adventures in WinRT - Part 1

    Working with WinRT, well, I'm just going to say it... sucks!  I'm past the "who moved my cheese" phase; so that's not why I'm making that statement.  It sucks because it is not completely thought out, requires that you have to jump through hoops that were solved by many other API stacks many years ago, and ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 3, 2013
  • Console Event Handling

    Someone sent me an IM asking if I knew of a way to handle the pressing of the close button on a console application.  After a bit of research, I found a way (and some limitations).  This required stepping outside of the Microsoft .NET Framework utilizing P/Invoke.  This allowed me to capture the application close event (which ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on July 23, 2007
  • Console Event Handling

    IntroductionAt one point or another, most software developers have written a console application.  It might have been while you were learning how to write software or, even more recently, as a way to create a simple tool that doesn't require the extra effort involved in creating a robust user interface.  At Tech-Ed 2007, I actually ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on July 23, 2007