I finished reading the rejected example from the Refactoring book yesterday. Great stuff. In fact, so good that if this didn’t even make it into the book then it’s now definitely on my Amazon wishlist.

I found this thread on Google that indicates a bug in the released build of MFC70.DLL. It turns out that the DLL doesn’t delay load OLEACC.DLL (Active Accessibility) and so loads it even if you’re not using any accessibility features. This causes problems on Win95 (where it isn’t normally present) and on systems where it…

I realised that nearly every weblog post I start to write begins “I just got around to…” although I manage to edit it out of the final text sometimes. In any event, I “just got around to” sorting out my Amazon wish-list (one can but hope… ;^>).

Thought it was about time I took a closer look at the printing support in the .NET framework and one of my friends had been asking about an applet for printing a bitmap from the clipboard (after pressing 'Print Screen') without having to paste it somewhere first. Here's the result – a tiny C# applet.

I've finally got around to making the source code available for my Internet Explorer print add-in. The zip file contains a (VS.NET) attributed ATL component project and an Internet Explorer print template that performs the scaling. If anyone spots the reasons for the outstanding issues, I'd be grateful if you could let me know.

I've uploaded a revised version of my Internet Explorer add-in for "width-fitted" printing (must come up with a better term than that). You can get it from the same download page as before. This version includes a better print preview interface and fixes a few rounding errors when scaling the page. Unfortunately, I've not yet managed…

This is my first hit at an Internet Explorer add-in to support "width-fitted" printing. Have you ever printed a web page only to find that the right-hand edge is missing? This is for you. First, this download page will install the control. After installation, close the browser window and reopen a new one. You should…

Finally got the code I’ve been working on for the last few weeks all hooked up together so that I have some ASP.NET pages calling into my class libraries, which are written in a mixture of C#, VB.NET, and managed C++. This works great, and the code separation compared to straight ASP makes maintenance much…