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Last Build Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:40:22 +0000

 



What does it mean when I get an access violation at a very low address when entering a critical section?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

It probably means that you're entering a critical section that is not initialized.



How accurate are the various Windows time-querying functions?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Most of them are based on the system timer, but some are better.



What is the correct way of using SaveDC and RestoreDC?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Understanding the model.



The NET HELPMSG command will decode Windows error codes, at least the simple ones

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

It's originally for decoding network error messages, but it doesn't actually care.



The increasingly complex Kremlinology surrounding Windows

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Wait, who's standing next to whom?



How can I diagnose why my FreeLibrary isn’t freeing the library?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Application Verifier to the rescue.



Why is my window unexpectedly becoming topmost?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

There are a few places where the system will auto-topmost a window.



What is the correct way of using the string buffer returned by the WindowsPreallocateStringBuffer function?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Write the characters you allocated, but only those characters.



Microspeak: Ripcord

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Deploy the emergency parachute.