August 26, 1999

Returning a void Expression from a void Function

Examine this code snippet. Will your compiler accept it? void a_func_returning_void();void func(){ return a_func_returning_void(); //returning a value from a void function?} At present, most compilers will not accept this code

Rating your Compiler’s ANSI/ISO Conformance

The following link ranks several popular C++ compilers according to their ANSI/ISO compliance level. The comparison chart contains various features such as exported templates, Runtime Type Information, Koenig lookup, explicit

Get a Free C++ Compiler for Windows

Dev-C++ is a free graphical C++ compiler for Windows 95, 98 and NT. You can download it for free from: Dev-C++ package also includes a debugger and source file

The GNU C/C++ Compiler 2.95 is Here

The GNU project focuses on the development and distribution of open source software, including free compilers. The newly-released GCC 2.95 is a free C/C++ compiler. GCC 2.95 includes nearly a

Display Taskbar Icons for Borderless Forms

When you create a borderless form in VB (BorderStyle = 0) and make it visible to the taskbar (ShowInTaskbar = True), only the form’s caption shows and the form’s icon

Enhance Development with Registry Edits

Here are a couple useful Registry edits to enhance your day-to-day Visual Basic development. Save these Registry lines to a text file with a REG extension, and then double-click on

Catch Every TabStrip Click Event

You might have noticed that if you click on a TabStrip tab, then move the mouse pointer until it’s no longer over the TabStrip without releasing the mouse button, the

Convert File Size Into Proper Strings

Use this small API from the shlwapi (Shell Windowing API) DLL that ships with Internet Explorer (IE) to help you convert file size in bytes into proper strings such as