Some parts of / contributions to the program are released as open-source.Read More »
I created a custom library to extract compressed files from a WIM file that did not require the Microsoft WIM library. Using the Microsoft WIM Library, to extract a single file is actually quite an elaborate process. I predicted this would greatly speed up the start up and running of my Windows 7 Boot Updater program since I use that file whenever the animation is set to "Default".
My current method (in Alpha v9) is to:
I recently started using XML documentation for my Windows 7 Boot Updater project which mainly uses C++/CLI. Even though the technology is designed for C# code, it works fine for C++/CLI as well (just remember to use the triple slash!). This is one thing that I wasn't able to easily find though: how to do references.
The documentation system includes the ability to reference other fields and methods using <seealso> and <see> however the format of the cref argument is not intuitive, at first. You must include the reference string approximately how the method are field is declared, not how the…Read More »
I just completed re-imaging my laptop (my main computer) so that I could move up to Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010. I do a lot of work in Visual Studio (most of my projects are C, C++, C++/CLI, or recently C#). I thought the new addition would be great and I heard about a number of new features that I was excited about. However I should have been a bit more cautious. I have found two major issues so far, only one of which I have found a solution to.Read More »
During the development of the Windows 7 Boot Updater many smaller projects / programs were made. Some of these programs are released below, and many include their source.
- BS7 File Format: the format used for the Windows 7 boot skin files
- video2png: converts video files to many PNG files
- mng2png: converts a MNG file to many PNG files
- bmzip: bootmgr decompressor / compressor
- BootRes: breaks up or puts together the activity.bmp file in bootres.dll
- reCAPTCHA.NET: a reCAPTCHA control for desktop .NET programs (not ASP.NET)
- signer: tool to work with custom certificates and self-signing programs
- xml-compact: compacts…