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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind


By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 6/20/2024
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Topics: #VisualC++ #VisualBasic6.0 #Freeware
Here are some fun programming projects you may find useful. —You're welcome!

It's an ill wind that blows no good. Hopefully, my winds blow benefits to all. Below find listed programming projects (and programming-related projects) I offer to any and all who can benefit.

How to Create A Slide Show in CSS

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/27/2023
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There are a lot of hints on the Web how to create CSS-only slide shows. This one works.

I recently posted a blog entry inspired by our addition of a new doggie door. I had taken three pictures of my grandson, Dominic, demonstrating the doggie door to the dogs, who understandably were taken aback by it. To display the three photos, I wanted to fade one over the other, as opposed to simply displaying one below the other. However, to my surprise, I found that the instructions to do what I would call a pretty basic function, were murky at best, or very specifically aimed at special circumstances: two or four pictures but not three; or photos of a specific and unchangeable size (not the size of mine). Modifications didn't seem to work; so the only remaining option was figuring it out on my own. But I did, so now you won't have to.

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Easily Register DLLs and OCXs

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 960
Topics: #ProgrammingforMicrosoftWindows
How to create a simple Registry merge file that will add double-click registration (and context menu unregistration) to DLLs and OCXs on your computer.

Anyone who's had to wrestle with the hundreds and hundreds of Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) and tool libraries (OCXs) in a typical Windows system can certainly appreciate the sentiment. And while users don't typically have to worry about them anymore, developers still must give a care as to making sure the correct libraries are present; the correct versions of libraries are present; and sometimes, must even jump back and forth between versions to determine the source of a bug or to compare features to an older version of a client program.

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Visual Basic Legacy Runtime Libraries

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 867
Topics: #VisualBasic #RuntimeFiles #ProgrammingForMicrosoftWindows
Free (and ad-free!) access to Microsoft's runtime libraries for legacy versions of Visual Basic, from 1.0 through 6.0 SP6.

Visual Basic has always produced program files (also called "executables" or "applications" but never stand-alone program files: They all, also, required a Visual Basic "runtime" library that actually contained virtually all of the Visual Basic program functions used by the programmer to make his or her program work. The original idea is that the runtime library would be a part of Windows, distributed with it and therefore not part of the overhead of disseminating a program itself. Alas, this never became the case.

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By: Paul S Cilwa Posted: 5/7/2024
Page Views: 363
Topics: #ImageFileConversion
Free (and ad-free!) simple drop-and-convert app to make JPG copies of almost any visual format.

This is a barebones, simple app for copying an image file from other formats (like PNG, GIF, BMP, and the new one, WEBP) into basic JPG format. It does not touch the original file. It's a simple drag-and-drop operation that can speed things up if you have an image that's perfect, except for being in the wrong format.

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