Windows with C++: Windows Services Enhancements
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 bring some significant changes that make it simpler to produce services that are more secure and responsive.
Kenny Kerr - Launch 2008
Windows with C++: Windows Template Library 8.0
Kenny Kerr takes a look at Windows Template Library (WTL) support for new Windows Vista control enhancements, including task dialogs, Aero wizards, and open file dialogs.
Kenny Kerr - December 2007
Windows with C++: Task Scheduler 2.0
The new Task Scheduler in Windows Vista can do so much more than previous versions. We introduce some basic concepts and building blocks you can put to use in your own scheduled task projects.
Kenny Kerr - October 2007
Windows with C++: Windows Vista Control Enhancements
With the release of Windows Vista, C++ developers will be happy to know there's plenty of magic left to perform. This new column will provide the necessary insight.
Kenny Kerr - August 2007
Security: Applying Cryptography Using The CNG API In Windows Vista
Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) is meant to be a long-term replacement for the CryptoAPI, providing replacements for all of the cryptographic primitives it offered.
Kenny Kerr - July 2007
XmlLite: A Small And Fast XML Parser For Native C++
XmlLite provides a high-performance, low-overhead XML reader and writer geared for applications written in native C++. Learn more here.
Kenny Kerr - April 2007
Beyond WinFX: Transactions, Aero Wizards, And Task Dialogs In Windows Vista
Kenny Kerr - July 2006
App Lockdown: Defend Your Apps and Critical User Info with Defensive Coding Techniques
Whether you're storing database connection strings, user credentials, or logon info, you'll need to practice good defensive programming techniques to avoid those surprise situations in which your data is exposed. In this article, author Kenny Kerry shows you how.
Kenny Kerr - November 2004
Windows with C++: Windows Imaging Component Basics
Windows Imaging Component (WIC) is an extensible framework for encoding, decoding, and manipulating images. See how to use WIC to encode and decode different image formats.
Kenny Kerr - April 2008
C++ Plus: Beef Up Windows Apps with the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack
Kenny Kerr sings the praises of the new Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack, which brings modern conveniences to Visual C++.
Kenny Kerr - May 2008
Windows with C++: Decoding Windows Vista Icons with WIC
In this month's installment, Kenny Kerr sings the praises of the new Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack, which brings modern conveniences to Visual C++.
Kenny Kerr - June 2008
Windows with C++: Asynchronous WinHTTP.
This month's column explains how to use Windows HTTP Services, or WinHTTP, the new, powerful API for implementing HTTP clients.
Kenny Kerr - August 2008
Windows With C++: The Virtual Disk API In Windows 7
This month we look inside the Windows 7 beta to examine the Virtual Disk API and the Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format.
Kenny Kerr - April 2009
Windows With C++: Visual C++ 2010 And The Parallel Patterns Library
The Parallel Patterns Library allows you to more easily take advantage of parallelism. See what this and other Visual C++ 2010 features are in store.
Kenny Kerr - February 2009
Windows With C++: X64 Debugging With Pseudo Variables And Format Specifiers
This month we explain how pseudo variables and format specifiers provide a wealth of information for use in debugging.
Kenny Kerr - December 2008
Windows with C++: Exploring High-Performance Algorithms
See how you can gain efficiency in surprising ways by looking closely at your algorithms, the data they operate on, and the hardware you’re designing for.
Kenny Kerr - October 2008
Windows With C++: Introducing Direct2D
If you want to develop high-performance and high-quality commercial applications, you’ll still look to C++ and native code. Direct2D will help you deliver the graphics power you need.
Kenny Kerr - June 2009
Windows With C++: Drawing with Direct2D
In this article, the author shows you how to draw with Direct2D by introducing Direct2D’s color structure and its various types of brushes.
Kenny Kerr - September 2009 2009