Tag: dotNET

Windows 8, Console API, and Restricted Tokens

I discovered some undesirable behaviour with LUA tokens and the console API. On Windows 8, executing a command with sudont causes an error and the application refuses to start.

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OpenTN3270

OpenTN3270 is a free terminal emulator for connecting to mainframes that support IBM 3270 terminals. Major features include basic colors, adjustable screen and font sizes, and SSL support.

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Custom Draw ListView with Double Buffering

For one of my pet projects, I needed to add a graphic to certain ListView rows. I considered owner-drawing the control, but that seemed messy. What I really wanted was a way to draw on top of whatever Windows painted. I couldn't find a nifty .NET way to do this, so remembering a technique from the MFC days, I decided to custom draw the ListView. This would let me inject my own drawing code and let Windows handle the rest. Perfect!

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.NET Rocks!

I recently had the impossible task of making one of my applications work on OS X. The school uses Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to house its huge volumes of data. The server is integrated with Active Directory to allow for trusted connections. This means that when a client connects to the server, they need only to authenticate locally in the domain. This makes password and privilege maintenance much easier.

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