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Find installed and available Windows Updates

I have a function that uses Windows Update Agent (WUA) API through COM using the win32com.client module, part of pywin32 package for retrieving the installed and the available (not yet installed) ...
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Turn a vsscanf call into a sscanf call

I am reviewing some C code (see extract below) that uses inline asm. I believe there are 4 spec violations, 1 inefficiency and 1 honking big design flaw in this code. While some of the problems I'm ...
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TCP client library using Winsock WSAEventSelect in C++

One way to write a client which uses a specific protocol, eg http like in this case, is to create a base class with the basic socket handling functionality with virtual functions which can be ...
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GROM – Generalized Release Order Management

Inspired by the StackOverflow question Auto-increment release version Jenkins I developed the following generalized solution. Is there anything that can be done better, shorter, more elegant, more ...
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UWP scan for music files

I am implementing a music player for Windows 10, and I am in a bit of a pickle at the library phase. I am scanning for all the files in a music library (plus optional folders the user selects) and I ...
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Monitor and video mode querying

I am working on a large project that requires information about the monitor(s). Please don't be confused by the organization of the following structs. The design intent is to be cross-platform, so ...
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Populates and prints a crystal report using three command line parameters in c#

Let me start by saying that this is the first c# program I have ever written. I'm more of a c/c++ novice programmer, and still relatively new to object oriented programming. This code works and does ...
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Snake game in C++ for Windows console

To give you a simple background, I've been programming in C++ for about a week and decided I wanted to build a simple snake game. I made one over the course of a day and this is the end result. What ...
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Fast ReadProcessMemory, save guest names that is in memory in hum text file

My code is very slow. How do I get it fast? I would also like to put a scanner on if you have a name in memory to save it in a text file. ...
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Simple file renamer in C

It's been some time since I wrote something in C. I am looking for some advices related to my code in terms of coding style, bad/wrong logic, optimization (performance) and good practices. The code ...
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OpenCV-based wrapper for Windows screen capture

I have written a ScreenVideoCapture class that implements an interface for capturing frames from a specified monitor connected to the PC. It uses OpenCV structures (...
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C# console roulette game

I made a C# console roulette game. Check it out and give opinions on how to improve or ideas for some other features? It's not finished yet so it has lots of room for improvement. I am very new so ...
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Python Keylogger With Built In Security Measures

The program I have developed is currently used for detecting and recording keystrokes. I have added some built in security measures that can easily(somewhat) be modified to suit individual user needs! ...
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Create share folder, AD security group, add descriptions, and apply security to new folder

My goal for this script was to: Create new folder Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-R Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-RW Apply both groups to the new share folder Set full read permissions to FS-TESTSHARE-R ...
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Create share folder and AD security group and apply security to new folder

I think I'm finally done with my code and was hoping for some pointers. My goal for this script was to: Create new folder Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-R Create AD group FS-TESTSHARE-RW Apply both ...
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Resize image from StorageFile

I have created a function that will take as a parameter a StorageFile and return a WriteableBitmap. I use this data type so that ...
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Attempt at solution for Dining Philosopher algorithm

I know there are a lot of different solutions to solve the "Dining Philosophers" problem, but I wanted to get some feedback on a solution that I have so far. My motivation for working on this is to ...
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Windows filepath and filename validation

I have a Windows program that prompts the user to input a file path, and file name. I then check that the file exists with Directory.Exists. Then the user inputs a filename. I check it using this ...
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Saving User Settings in Univeral App for Windows 10

I am a self-taught programmer, so please be gently. Please give as much feedback as possible for my code. I want to make sure I am doing things the right way and efficient way. What is the proper ...
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LifeSaver: Hides and manipulates windows

[ This app is now on github !! ] This is a small program I wrote to hide/show different windows on my Windows PC. This is named LifeSaver because it did save my ...
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DocsGatherer - gathering and organizing fragmented documents

This script is used for gathering fragmented documents from your computer, and organizing them by extensions. Here is the main things my algorithm does: Search through path(s) Stores documents' ...
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getProcID and getProcessHandle functions

I made two functions: one to get process id and the other to get a handle with all access to that process using the process id. I'm looking for help with making these easy to use on all types of ...
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Using GetTempFileName api function to check write access to a directory

On windows, to find out if I have write access to a directory, I found that it is easiest to just create a file in that directory. In order to do so, I found ...
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Date of latest GitHub project release

I needed a clean, simple and robust piece of code to retrieve the date of publication of the latest release of a given GitHub Project. My constraints were that it needed to be written in the C++11 ...
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Chatty AI that saves .txt files to remember

This is a basic AI that I created. It has a teach function that creates a .txt file with user inputed info for future use. If you type teachme you have the option to type in something that you have ...
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Find a serial port device through WMI (windows management instrumentation)

The idea here is to be able to find a USB serial port device connected during runtime, thus not knowing its port number, and use it in the application to retrieve information from the device. ...
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Delphi: convenience wrapper for GetSystemTimePreciseAsFileTime()

For some purposes it can be highly desirable to use GetSystemTimePreciseAsFileTime() whenever it is available (i.e. Windows 8+) because the accuracy of ...
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Accessing Wi-Fi network interface details from Java using netsh

I am developing a Java program on Windows. I want to access Wi-Fi interface details such as SSID, IP, subnet, enabled or not, connected or not and so on. I am currently trying with using netsh and ...
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A C function for returning the address of the calling function

Suppose you are given two functions, foo and bar, and neither of them are inlined. Now, if ...
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Asking Windows for real-time priority

This code snippet is about asking Windows for the highest possible execution priority. Basically, we have to ask for real-time priority class for the entire process, after which each thread has to ask ...
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Get OS name in C++

This is the function I coded, obviously used to get the system name: ...
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POP3 message downloader using state machine processor

This simple program uses a socket class I wrote, class socket, to retrieve a users pop3 emails and print to stdout. I would like feedback on the socket class and the code to download the pop3 emails. ...
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Pulling PE32 header info

Context Info I coded up a program that maps an executable file(.exe .dll mainly) to the program's memory space which allows for easier extraction of the PE header info. I extract the information by ...
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Simple console snake game in Python

Here's a simple snake game I implemented in Python, which works in a console. It's not complete yet (doesn't generate food yet, and no scoring or difficulty levels), but it works. I would be really ...
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Querying list of servers with PS to report on Scheduled Tasks

I work in a Windows environment where Scheduled Tasks have never been documented or kept up with, leaving us with about 150 servers that have a random smattering of tasks. I am attempting to construct ...
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IP Range Port Scanner

I've been working on this project to learn networking and concurrency as well as C++11 practices. I'm just looking for a general code review. ...
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Full C++ Snake game

I managed to finish my approach on the legendary Snake game. You move around with the WASD keys. I would like to hear your opinion and maybe ideas on how I can improve frame rate because now it sort ...
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Hangman game school project

This is a school project and took me a while to write the code. Any help to improve my code is welcome! ...
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ANSI colors cross platform

I am trying to write for both NT and POSIX (my two usual platforms) and have come up with the code below. The clrs code I refer to is apparently from blender build ...
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Scanning for open ports

I made what started out as a web browser but now is a scanner for open ports. I wanted to know if you think this is a realistic or a unreliable tool for port testing. I found some open ports on my ...
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File deletion takes a long time to delete files

I have a script I need to "duplicate" and modify to allow it to delete certain images based on properties I give this app/script. Currently the script just moves/sorts the images into folders based on ...
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Tic Tac Toe dynamically changing board position and score board position

Here is my game logic: Tic Tac Toe - player Vs player Player A (first player to enter his name) is getting 'O' and is starting Players choose the desired spot to put their sign(X or O) using the ...
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Snake game for Windows console

I would apreciate any suggestions on how to make my code better and more efficient. ...
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Populating a property grid in MFC

We have some code to populate a CMFCPropertyGridCtrl grid with controls that is based on copied samples. We are currently using Visual Studio 2012 but intend to upgrade to VS2015 soon. A typical ...
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Windows CLI locks killer in Python

Some coworkers and I sometimes want to delete folders, only to get the very informative: "Permission Denied" message. I had discovered Handle.exe and Process Explorer to help with this, but the method ...
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DirectX Window Class

After figuring out DXGI, I wrote a class that combines the act of creating a window and its associated swap chain (as well as an OOP approach to messages). The class supports different window modes ...
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Python wrapper for Windows pipes

This is done in the style of a single class, that should work like any other io-based object in Python. Help is much appreciated with anything regarding performance, documentation, or anything else. <...
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C++ class for capturing broadcast window messages

In the Windows operating system, some system events are notified via broadcast window messages. DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL and ...
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Move and rename images into separate folders

Basically, we came up with this task at work. I was wondering if there's a shorter and cleaner way of doing the following in some other language (or even improving what I did with Ruby). We have a ...