In the first part of the article we have defined all the necessary interfaces and related API methods for extracting metadata from Windows Property System (WPS). In this part, we will put those definitions to work by extracting data in a simple WPF application. Before we dive into more code and the code gets complicated […]
Windows Property System (WPS) encapsulates potentially dozens of metadata entries for shell items. Some of information provided from these entries can be observed by right clicking on the column header in detail view of Windows Explorer and selecting the desired properties. Depending on the particular item, these entries can range from ‘Number of audio channels’ […]
** Requires Windows Vista / Server 2008 or above. Introduction of IShellItemImageFactory interface in Windows Vista greatly simplified icon and thumbnail extractions. This article will explain the process of extraction using C# and WPF. Windows API Declarations We first need to declare the IShellItemImageFactory interface and its associated flags & struct: We will make an […]
A project I am currently working on uses the DataGrid XAML Control from Windows Community Toolkit. By default the data grid only displays single line text-boxes while editing the bound data. The problem for me is that one of the columns in my data set is an address column that requires a multiline textbox editor. […]
I kept getting LNK2022 and LNK1255 ‘link failed because of metadata’ errors while working on a C++/CLI project. Apparently, the order in which the include statements appear matters in this type of project. The remedy was to move the “#include <Windows.h>” statement to the very top.
Tagless is a free windows application that removes APP and COM tags from JPEG files. Tagless is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License for both non-profit and commercial use. Download Download Tagless 1.0 for Windows Vista/7/8/10 What are APP and COM tags? APP and COM tags are blocks of supplemental information found in […]
HookSur is a free windows desktop application for remotely controlling PowerPoint presentations using a Microsoft Surface Pen’s top button. Download Download HookSur v1.1 Quick start No installation is required; just unzip the package into a folder of your choice and launch the application (see the last section of this page if you encounter a Windows […]
Duplicide is a free windows program for finding, deleting duplicate files and empty folders. Duplicide employs CRC32 and MD5 algorithms to detect duplicate files. In addition, it gives you the option to compare two files byte-by-byte. It is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License for both non-profit and commercial use. Download Duplicide 1.3 […]