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How to parse a text file & collect a piece of each line automatically?

I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on May 9, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I make this batch file?

Batch file hell. I'm trying to write a batch file to...... [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Programs to learn on?

I'd like some program ideas to implement. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 22, 2010 - 11 answers

How to use linking tables and bound objects in MS Access forms.

Microsoft Access 2007 form creation question. Hopefully not-too-wrongheaded and clearly described inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to get started with Python GUI programming?

Which Python GUI framework is right for someone new to GUI programming? But who may also aspire to open source community (linux) development/involvement? Cross platform, wonderful documentation/tutorials, and cruft-free new technology are also welcome. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 answers

You better C sharp or you'll VB flat

How do you use a Class Library DLL created with C# from VBA? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Jul 1, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I hook Windows desktop folder clicks?

I'd like to write a program for Windows XP that detects when a folder on the desktop is clicked and switches the desktop location to that folder, instead of the default Explorer behavior of opening the folder in a window. [more inside]
posted by long on Jun 27, 2009 - 12 answers

How to turn processes into clickable links

I would like to write a program which transforms the Windows task manager's process list into clickable links. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Apr 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Suggestions for getting started with Dot Net development?

Do you have any suggestions for getting started with Dot Net development? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jan 2, 2009 - 18 answers

How can create a simple program to modify Windows Address Book and Outlook Address Book entries?

I'd like to create a simple program that would modify the phone numbers in my MS Windows and MS Outlook Address Books (reason is we got new area codes). What is the simplest programming language on windows and best way to get this done by directly accessing the address books (without exporting to CSV)? [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Aug 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Strange behavior when running an MS-DOS Batch file as a scheduled task

How can I fix an MS-DOS batch script that works when run manually, but exhibits strange behavior when run as a scheduled task? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Some rather clueless questions about using undocumented APIs in Windows

Some rather clueless questions about using undocumented APIs in Windows [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 16, 2008 - 17 answers

if you ever change ... call me

windowsprogramming filter - I want a program running under Windows to be notified whenever a particular file(s) is/are modified. Need some keywords to help my searches about this facility. [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Nov 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Single White Nerd Seeks A Special Gamepad

Windows Gamers / Programmers: How can I get a trackball to work as a game controller? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Sep 7, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I assign mouse input to the proper window with multiple GLX windows?

How do I assign mouse input to the proper window with multiple GLX windows? [more inside]
posted by Java_Man on Mar 22, 2007 - 3 answers

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows?

Is it possible to write a program that uses only physical RAM, and not the swap/pagefile in Windows? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Nov 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me learn to program simple Windows desktop applications

I want to learn to create simple Windows desktop applications for my own personal use. What programming language should I start learning? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Jul 21, 2006 - 21 answers

"There's no place like home...."

Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Succor From SQL

I have a Windows-served website programmed in C# and connected to a SQL database. I'd like to move the whole thing to the Mac. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Feb 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Windows Transparency Problems

OK, so I figured out, through lots of painful browsing of MSDN, how to make windows (partially) transparent, and also how to chroma-key windows. And it works great, but only in windows 2000. In windows XP it works only in certain cirumstances. Need windows programmer to help me... [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Feb 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Chromakeyed transparent windows?

I have found programs that allow you to apply partial transparency to a window (in windows), but I'm looking for something a little different: chroma keyed transparency, like what is used in visual effects or on the weather report. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 24, 2006 - 1 answer

Windows programming question

Windows Programming: how to simulate mouse clicks, button presses, and how to extract data from windows widgets? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jul 6, 2005 - 9 answers

Mapping URIs as Drives with Python and Win32

I've fallen hard for Python and have been searching for a project to really learn the language with. I'd like to create functionality similar to Windows "Map Network Drive" for URIs using Python, urllib, etc. My questions are: does this seem possible for someone with a decent programming background (but no formal CS training)? Is it a good idea? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Mar 15, 2005 - 8 answers

What's a lightweight, simple email server I can install on my XP box?

What's a lightweight, simple email server I can install on my XP box? It will only serve like 2 addresses. IMAP and web access is a plus. Running as a service would also be nice.
posted by signal on Oct 18, 2004 - 4 answers

Microsoft Script Debugger

Microsoft Script Debugger - Has anyone actually gotten this thing to work properly? I've got some JavaScript (that I didn't write) that is completely bisbehaving in IE (although it produces no errors...it works fine in FireFox, so my usual line of attack doesn't work). I've used the View | Script Debugger | Break at Next Statement and then refreshed the page. It opens the debugger app but doesn't open any source files and it most certainly doesn't break. Has anyone seen this behavior and overcome it?
posted by mmascolino on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

Can you suggest some Windows programming tools for a very rusty, very amateur programmer?

Can you suggest some Windows programming tools for a very rusty, very amateur programmer? (More within) [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Jul 17, 2004 - 15 answers

Best daily websites for Windows coders?

After several years' break, I'm finally getting back into coding. My prior experience is with Linux, but I've since switched to Windows, and specifically .NET. I'm finding it a joy to use and play with, but going at it in a vacuum is hard. I'm familiar with gotdotnet and the invaluable MSDN, but where are the best, must-read daily sites for Windows developers?
posted by kjh on Jul 6, 2004 - 5 answers

Open-Source Version Control

Can some recommend an open-source version control system that will run locally? CVS seems a bit unwieldy, and other online reviews are geared toward large applications/development groups. Windows based if possible, but Linux is fine, too.
posted by grefo on Apr 10, 2004 - 9 answers

What is a good beginning source to figure out what .dll files do and how to fix errors in Windows ME?

Where is a good beginning source to figure out what .dll files do and how to fix errors in a Windows ME computer?
posted by brent on Jan 30, 2004 - 5 answers

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