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Sometimes there are functions you want your program to perform in the background while you are busy doing other things. For example, if you are building a picture viewer application you may not want to wait until thumbnails are generated before getting on with the business of viewing the pictures. …
by Reverend Jim 1,221 in Software Development ()
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Have you ever wanted to develop a math parser and evaluator? Are you in such a quandary or just have curiosity or interest in the matter? If so, you may download the complete source version 8.3.48 or later, but be warned there is almost no comment; or instead, follow versions …
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Note: In Python 2.7 use: `from __future__ import print_function` to use examples. In Python, by default, the key and value pairs in a dictionary are stored as hashes, therefore dictionaries do not retain the order in which values were added, and cannot be ordered. v_Dict ={} v_Dict["First"] = 99 v_Dict["Second"] …
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User input/output is a key component in the programs you write, yet most online tutorials just provide a quick-and-dirty method of grabbing data. In other words, it works right up until the point the user does something unexpected. In this tutorial you will learn how to avoid the common mistakes …
by John A 1,896 in Software Development ()
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!USING PYTHON 3.1! Hello DaniWeb! Today I'm going to teach you a cool variable trick that I learned. So here's an example: [CODE] a, b, c = input('?x?x?: ').split('x') [/CODE] Now let's input something like: [CODE] >>> a, b, c = input('?x?x?: ').split('x') ?x?x?: 1x2x3 [/CODE] Now, variable 'a' is …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]20145[/ATTACH][B]Building your first DYNAMIC Database application. This is Part One of a four part tutorial on how to install and use your database, Part Two will teach you how to build successful connections and Part Three will teach you how to build database interaction and management of your databases.[/B] There …
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**Modifications Required for VB6 Applications to Work on Vista/7** Thanks to Hassan Basri in VBForums **Application Changes** - Remove SendKeys calls and replace them with API code. - Use the HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the registry for the settings of your application. - Do not write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. - If you are …
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Wouldn't it be nice to have a sizable command button in VB6? Face it. In the hidden recesses of your mind you have always wanted to be able to resize that command button in VB6--after the program is running that is. It's just that VB6 has not provided you with …
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Oh No, not another LockBits demo. Well hopefully this demo may also give you a little in site into actually playing with, and calculating some simple effects as well as understanding the advantages of LockBits as apposed to GetPixel and SetPixel. # A Useful Note. # It is important to …
by J.C. SolvoTerra 109 in Software Development ()
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I will be showing how to pass data between two forms in VB .NET. I will be using two forms, two classes which we will define, a delegate, an event, and an event handler. It is my first tutorial and is a bit long because I wanted to make it …
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# Introduction # A recurring problem many newcomers face when tackling C++ is the compilation process, from sources to binaries. This tutorial will detail that process. It will be especially useful for people only familiar with higher-level languages (if any), but veterans of one or more native languages (C, Fortran, …
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# Performing Selective Includes in Entity Framework with the Fluent API # When we are using Entity Framework as our data access choice to work with SQL Server then there are some potential pitfalls. One of these pitfalls is doing selective includes. What do I mean by selective includes? To …
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Yesterday i completed my exercises on loop , that's why today i've decided to create a tutorial on loop in c++. # Loop # loop allows us to repeat a statement or a group of statements. When we want to repeat a single statement then it is not necessary to …
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**Problems 1: Spiral matrix - Advanced** Source of the problem: [Here (not in English)](http://www.spoj.com/PTIT/problems/BCACM11B/) Spiral matrix is formed by filling number 1 in 1st row 1st column, after that, filling with increasing number by clockwise, example: 1 2 3 4 5 16 17 18 19 6 15 24 25 20 …
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This tutorial is the first time I write about coding techniques for improving the performance of software. This is going to be a step-by-step journey through a real example, with real benchmark results at every step so that you can see the effect of the different optimization techniques. And as …
by mike_2000_17 2,669 in Software Development ()
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As usual, after learning new stuff, I write on it. Yesterday I finished learning on "Functions in C++" and found that functions are very easy to learn and useful. Hope this tutorial helps beginners. # What is function? # Sometimes when we want to execute a specific task wherever it's …
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This tutorial is designed to get someone started with D that hasn't used it yet, it assumes you have some type of programming experience. # What is D? # In one sentence (from [dlang.org](http://dlang.org)) *"D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and …
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Here's a simple tutorial on dictionaries in Python: Dictionaries: Dictionaries are similar to other compound types except that they can use any immutable type as an index. One way to create a dictionary is to start with the empty dictionary and add items. The empty dictionary is denoted {}: [CODE]end2sp …
by masterofpuppets 19 in Software Development ()
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# Tutorial On Operators# *Operators are the signs to the tell the compiler to perform specific task*. The Operators fall into following categories :- Arithmatic Operator Relational Operator Logical Operator Bitwise Operator Miscellaneous Operator(i added Assignment Operators in this categeory) **Arithmatic operators:-** There are following arithmetic operators:- + Add [6+2=8] …
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vb.net 2010 Windows Pro 7 ## Create a Video Library with an Embedded Windows Media Player ## I have close to 400 video clips in my home movie library. In order to quickly locate any given video I have added certain words into the file names. Even so, locating specific …
by Reverend Jim 1,221 in Software Development ()
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##Why Use Arrays?## Let's begin by considering why arrays might be needed. What is the problem that this feature solves? How does it make your life as a programmer easier? When studying new features, it's important to recognize what that feature does for you and where the incentive is in …
by deceptikon 1,711 in Software Development ()
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I will be showing how to pass data between two forms in C#. I will be using two forms, two classes which we will define, a delegate, an event, and an event handler. It is a bit long because I wanted to make it easy to follow. If you want …
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Following up on a discussion on [this thread](http://www.daniweb.com/software-development/cpp/threads/470519/looping-using-recursion/), I did some tests on the performance of recursion vs. iteration, and some interesting things happened, so I thought I would share the results. I'm gonna structure this a bit like a lab-report, because that's really the best way to put it. …
by mike_2000_17 2,669 in Software Development ()
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# Introduction # The subject of this tutorial is a bit more advanced than the subjects I have tackled in the past, but I hope this will find some interested readers. From time to time in C++, programmers find themselves torn apart between using a *Generic Programming* style which primarily …
by mike_2000_17 2,669 in Software Development ()
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[B]!USING PYTHON 3.1![/B] Hello DaniWeb! Today I'm going to be posting a [B]simple[/B] threading tutorial. First of all, what is threading? Well, threading is just another way of doing a side task without interrupting the main program. Now here's a simple example. Let's say we are going to make a …
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Hi All! This article is mainly focused at someone who is completely new to Software versioning. In this article, we see how Git can be used as a tool for versioning software. Please note that this is very brief. There are many videos/articles that deal in detail. 1) **What is …
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One of the most important things to understand when automating office, is that it's heavily [search]OOP[/search], and therefore you are forced to work with objects. In order to create an object that is external to your application (for example an office application, whereas a button or textbox would be internal …
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[B]Beginner's guide to C++0x: Avoiding Memory Problems by Design of Ownership[/B] If you ever read any resources on C++ programming or object-oriented programming, you must have heard some rethorics like "inheritance is for the [I]is a[/I] relation, composition is for the [I]has a[/I] relation". Is that all? Is that the …
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[B]Beginner's Guide to C++0x: The Big Five - Implementing a Resource-holding RAII Class[/B] This tutorial will show how to implement a [I]resource-holding class[/I] showing practical use of [I]C++0x features[/I]. A resource-holding class is any class which holds, with its data members, a resource which could include: [LIST] [*]dynamically allocated memory …
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Probably the simplest way to get into multimedia with Python is the webbrowser module. This works with both Windows and Unix systems, and selects the default browser you have installed. But that is not all: if you give it the name of a multimedia file it will select the default …
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