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Win32 / C++ developer. (i.e. a dinosaur :)
I answer questions mainly in the winapi tag (which made it a hard slog to 20k let me tell you!)
I'm the main developer of a file manager (yes, there are alternatives to Explorer!) written in 100% C++/Win32 (no framework). Feel free to check it out at my website link.
Win32 tips based on often-asked questions:
- Don't call
GetLastError()unless a function actually fails. If
ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE, the result of
- Don't mix Ansi and Unicode strings. If you're getting an error passing a
char*pointer to a function like
CreateFile, casting it to
(LPWSTR)isn't going to help.
- more to come...