I am back after a loooonnnng vacation. :D. I have been really busy during that period (if activity of wasting time is cosidered as a task 😛
Just to start with something, here are some of articles that I have read during my so called vacations.
- Natural Number Comparer:
Have you ever noticed , how Windows XP Explorer sorts files in a directory by file name. It does an intelligent sorting by considering the file names and also take into account if there is digit in the file name. e.g file1.txt , file2.txt and file10.txt . Ordinary string sorting places these 2 strings as file1.txt ,file10.txt, file2.txt, which isn’t the right order. XP sees these strings differently and sort them in almost correct orderi.i.e file1.txt, file2.txt and file10.txt.
- Cab File Manipulation:
Often you need good compression and archiving APIs, so why not use the Microsoft’s own cab file implementation. Thats exactly what Elmue has done and explained in his article Cabinet File : Compression and Extraction.