Accessing and handling WndProc in USD

Everything in Windows is a window, from buttons to dialogs to everything in between. Same principle still applies to WPF applications such as USD. I recently had a requirement that I needed to release some external resources in USD before the AgentDesktop was destroyed. To do that, all I had to do was to add […]

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Detect unsaved changes in USD session

One would have assumed that detecting changes made in any of the hosted apps within a USD session should be something pretty straightforward, right? It turns out to be that no, it’s not as easy… USD 4.1 introduced some functionality that is still buggy and it doesn’t detect these pending changes, so I had to […]

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Enable real-time notifications of external hosted apps in USD (Unified Service Desk) with WMI

Today’s post is about something I had recently implemented for my customer’s USD project. Over the years I’ve delivered multiple projects with Microsoft CCF, CCA and now USD.Regardless of the version the framework lacks of functionality to notify the AgentDesktop that something has gone wrong for any of the external hosted apps. There a few […]

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Recipe – Recursively find specific files on Windows through C++ lambda expression

Hi Community, I’m sorry for having been “absent” in the past few months, but I had been commuting (7 months)  interstate working on this important project for this department in federal government. I hope to catch up with the blogging and continue contributing as I have done in the past. Today’s post is about a […]

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Goodbye MVP Program (2006 – 2016) – Welcome MVP Reconnect

Hi Community, As usual, I’d like to share with you a recent change to my MVP status. After 11 years, I am not an MVP recipient any longer. I recently had a lengthy conversation with my MVP lead and she gave me the news and I took it easy, but now I am member of […]

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Microsoft MVP Award recipient for 2016

Hi community, It gives me a great joy to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP recognition once again, in this opportunity in the “Visual Studio and Development Technologies” category . Since the MVP Program has been around for more than two decades, Microsoft have recently made changes to it, therefore, I can contribute to anything that’s […]

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Integration between Qt application running on Linux and Microsoft SQL Server

I love computers, technology and software that’s for sure. I fell in love with them at a very early age and I still got the passion To me, when I’m able to make one system talk or communicate and interact with another it’s always fun and challenging, but more importantly it’s rewarding as. I have […]

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MetaFS (Metadata File System for Windows)

FileSystems are the storage backbone for any computer system, in Today’s operating systems most of them provide a common functionality set like journaling, security and metadata among others. In my humble opinion, metadata is one of the most important ones, reason being is that they can tell users about the contents of the file without […]

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Native Windows Service Example

Hi Community, This blog post describes and explains the steps required to build a native Windows Service. One of the projects I’m currently working on is about a metadata filesystem for Windows (Similar to what WinFS was supposed to be but different in many aspects, mainly because users will have a greater level of customization […]

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Microsoft Visual C++ MVP Award for 2015

Hi community, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP recognition once again in the Visual C++ category. This is my tenth consecutive time as an MVP award recipient. Wow!!! Who woulda have imagined, MVP award recipient for a decade 🙂 I am thrilled and excited about this, […]

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