December 4, 1998

NT Date Format

Question: I am trying to develop a VB program to interface with a database from a third-party imaging product. The database is SQL Server and the product stores dates as

Key combinations

Question: I’m developing an application for NT 4.0, and I don’t want that a fell key combinations works. So the question is, where can I disable functions such as Alt+Tab

DLLs on NT

Question: I’ve written an application that uses external DLLs. It works fine on Win95. When I try to load it on NT, it says it can’t find any of the

Returning strings from functions

Question: I would like to write a function that receivesan integer and converts this into a string representing the integers value in binary. At the moment I am struggling to

Array of pointers.

Question: I need to pass an array of pointers to a class to a function. The function is: void myFunc(myClass *example[]); The problem is that I need to define the

Creating a Guaranteed Unique Filename

Question: How can a unique filename be constructed that guarantees that it will be unique across processes? Answer: There is unfortunately no Java 1.1 analog to the POSIX tmpnam() C

Size of C++ executable

Question: Does one need a runtime DLL for an .exe file written with MFC in Visual C++? Can one make a standalone .exe program with C++ that is small and

Programming Languages

Question: My company, a strictly a VC++ development group, is considering developing a large real-time database/imaging application in both VB and VC++. What are the pros/cons of doing this, and