January 2010 Developer's Poll

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What area of C++Builder development would you most like to see covered in upcoming issues?

(a) The use of VCL (GUI) controls
23
22%
(b) The use of VCL (non-GUI) classes
15
14%
(c) The use of general C++
14
13%
(d) The use of third-party components/libraries
12
12%
(e) The use of databases
21
20%
(f) The use of graphics/multimedia/math
13
13%
(g) Other
6
6%
 
Total votes : 104

January 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Damon » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:02 pm

As promised, this is a follow-up to last month's poll question (which is still open to voting, BTW).

For this poll, please choose your top 3 areas.

Thanks!

Cheers,
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Re: January 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby arisme » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:37 am

My wish list includes a couple of techniques that will probably have minority interest or application. However, someone in the audience may have enough enthusiasm and experience to cover them.

1. Subclassing an application in another process thread
It is easy enough to subclass applications in the current process thread, but the technique will not work with foreign processes. There is a way around this, I believe, by attaching threads.

2. Using the keyboard buffer
In the simple days of DOS, it was possible for an application to stuff key codes into the keyboard buffer. These would be processed by the OS as if they had been typed on the keyboard by a user. So, it was possible for one application to control another application completely by feeding the correct sequence of key codes into the keyboard buffer. Great for automating chore tasks.

I have seen references that indicate that the equivalent of the DOS keyboard buffer exists in Windows, and that it is possible to read and write to it. There were insufficient usable details to enable exploration.

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Re: January 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby 2ffat » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:35 am

My vote is the least helpful. I put "Other," as in "All Of The Above." :roll:
The possible exception is "databases" since I use C++Builder for that a lot and I feel I'm somewhat up to speed on it.
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Re: January 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby 2ffat » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:48 am

In looking over some posts in our forums, it struck me that we need a series of articles on the basics of writing programs for web access via SOAP, etc.
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Re: January 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby arisme » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:04 am

2ffat wrote:...it struck me that we need a series of articles on the basics of writing programs for web access via SOAP, etc.

Keep your fingers crossed - your wish might be granted by our newest member...

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