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THE 2006 DONATIONCODER.COM C++ BUILDER DONATIONWARE PROGRAMMING CONTEST RESULTS

About C++ Builder

We are huge fans of Borland's C++ Builder here at DonationCoder.com. It's used in many of our more elaborate windows programs, and it's one of the most powerful tools for C++ programmers that want to do rapid development of rich Windows GUI applications.

About Judging The Results

There were many excellent submissions to the contest, and choosing winners was difficult and several of the decisions could honestly have gone either way. Judging was based on a number of criteria including completeness, documentation, polish, the existence of alternative free tools, the possibilities of improvement, the estimated difficulty of implementation, the usefulness/fun of the entry, and more. We categorized entries as described on our contest rules page, in order to ensure some diversity, but also awarded prizes to individual coders based on multiple entries.

Download and Try For Yourself!

One of the main points of this contest was to encourage the development of donationware software. On behalf of the authors we invite you to download and use these programs. If you find them useful, will you please consider making a donation to the authors to support their continued development?

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Trandesk Multiple Desktops

Trandesk Multiple Desktops
A Multiple Desktop Manager

Well, have you ever tried XP's powertoys, Microsoft coded a multiple desktop app, but I found many improvements and started working on Trandesk.

I think the best part is doing Ctrl-Alt-D and pressing left right up or down to switch desktops...

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Documentation: http://www.xhirl.com...are/trandesk/webhelp

Download:

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Forecasting of the Financial Markets

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Forecasting of the financial markets for developed and less developed countries of the world. For a demo daily efficiency of strategy of forecasting of base and fast systems on the average 70 % - 80 %.

The project of game strategies developed for financial markets by definition of the causal moments of market movements.

For definition of the determined movement of the market we offer to use as the basic approach methodology of the coordinated spectral analysis stated in article R.S. Rutman " On phisical iterpretations of fractional itegration and differentiation ", from University of Massachusetts, published in Russian magazine " Theoretical and mathematical physics", volume 105, № 3, in December 1995.

Download here: http://www.deforex2....m/contest/Market.zip
Screenshot here: http://www.deforex2....m/contest/Market.jpg

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SqlManager Component

Basically, this component allows you to monitor and admin an instance of MS SQL Server 2000 and 2005.

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I will submit a component, a sample program, all with source codes for this contest this week. Right now I'm working on the document for this component.

Sample program to preview: http://tchikien.dona...SqlServerMonitor.exe

Full Download: here
References: here

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ChessT1

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Tactics and calculation of variants are the basis in chess.All grandmasters of chess art wholly possessed a gift for that. We offer you for solving  brilliant, calculated exactly combinations from   famous masters. We wish you victory in competitions.
For loading a list of proposed chess exercises, choose a task from the list of exercises command Select. For independent decision press by the mouse on the figure you want to move. The figure chosen by you becomes red. For canceling the choice of figure press by the mouse for the second time on the figure. Click by the mouse on the field you want to put the figure. If you make the right motion, the system will move for the other part or say Solved. If chosen motion is wrong, the system will notify you and the figure's colour remains red. With the help of command Undo cancel the wrong motion. Command ShowMove will suggest current motion if you have difficulties in making your own decision. To watch the solution, press the command Show. For reterning the exercise to starting point there is a command Restart. Exit will allow you to finish the work.

You can download it here: http://www.deforex2....contest/Chesszip.zip


Came CowBullWord entry

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Game "CowBullWord" is like game "Cows and Bulls", only words are used here instead of numbers. You are allowed to name only nouns in the nominative case of a singular and only in unusual cases in plural. The quantity of letters in the thought word is known. "Bulls" - letters on their places and "Cows" - letters not on the place.

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Game field is divided into 4 parts. In the left bottom corner there is the keyboard with a control window of an entered word. To enter a word it is possible with the help of a mouse, clicking by the left button on letters, or directly in a control window of an entered word from the keyboard of a computer. If to click on the letter of the keyboard with the right button of a mouse, it is possible to mark it with color. While clicking on a big button " Input " or a key "Enter" of PC keyboard a word from a control window is given to "Bull" for reflection, the results of which are fixed on a board.

You can download it here: http://www.deforex2....om/contest/Guess.zip

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TPCube - test your 3D imagination!

In this game what you have to do is to choose a cube that can be made out of a cube net shown. Cubes have different symbols on sides, sometimes they are arrows, so that you can say what direction they point, and sometimes they are just fully symmetrical shapes, so some problems are easy to solve, and some are really difficult.

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What inspired me to write this game was this book: 'Why Men Don't Listen And Women Can't Read Maps', Allan and Barbara Pease.

You can download the game here:
* TPCube.rar (28.92 kB - downloaded 2220 times.)

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