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Living Room / Re: poll: how old are you?
« on: February 25, 2007, 04:26 PM »
Looks like us middle-agers (based on life expectancy of ~74) are the majority!! Woohoo!!! :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Poll : What is the most useless key on the keyboard
« on: February 25, 2007, 04:22 PM »
I've voted for the Numlock key.  In all honesty, I've never used the Home, End, PgUp etc on the keypad.  The most frustrating thing I've found is the VMware turns off the NumLock key...

Anyone got an app that ensures this baby is always on and can't be turned off? :tellme:

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Virtual Resolution (V.R.) 1.0
« on: January 02, 2007, 01:32 PM »
Hi Blaster

Still showing the frame in the middle of the two monitors instead of the primary monitor.  Otherwise it works great.

One other thing, I quite liked the Apply buttons, so I could see the affect of the change before closing the option dialog... was hoping they could be returned... :(

Cheers man!

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Virtual Resolution (V.R.) 1.0
« on: January 01, 2007, 07:16 PM »
Hi again...

Got myself an error...  :o

VR Error.jpg

N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Re: Virtual Resolution (V.R.) 1.0
« on: January 01, 2007, 01:38 PM »
Hi Blaster!

Nice and simple app!  Like it lots!

There's a couple of tiny changes that would make it better for me though:
1) centre on primary display rather than desktop (i have two monitors so it always starts and changes to the middle of both screens - crossing both)
2) apply changes on clicking close
3) double-clicking the systray icon opens the options dialog

Cheers and great work!

Hi mouser

Should we be doing this rather than uploading to this forum?


N.A.N.Y. Challenge 2007 / Ultimas Software presents: AD Search
« on: December 29, 2006, 02:14 PM »
Hi everyone... sounds official eh!  :D

AD Search - v1.0.0.0 (see attachment at the bottom)

  • First public release on December 31st, 2006.
  • Some features relating to the program:
         - validates a search path before being able to do a search
         - only the current tree level is initially retrieved to make the search more responsive;
             + the next level of the tree is only retrieved when that tree node is expanded
         - multithreaded for application responsiveness
         - combos allow adding and removing of elements
         - the contents of most gui elements are saved between sessions, eg search path, search filter, search depth, max results
  • Within the framework of Directory Searcher object in C# .NET, the following is possible
         - search criteria can be defined, eg only objects, only containers, only containers containing starting with K
         - the maximum number of results returned can limited to make the search responsive
         - all properties for each object are retrieved automatically, but can be limited to certain properties if required

  • Dot Net Framework 2.0 required

This program allows an administrator to navigate and search Active Directory, to retrieve only the objects that are of interest.  The search refers to what should be returned in a query, not what should the query should be looking for, ie this is different to a search in Windows Explorer that will search folders and subfolders for matching results.  (However, this may become part of the feature set in a later release).

Yes, there are other tools out there like this, but the reason I did this particular program is because it is something I needed to learn as part of a larger project.  This is also, my first ever C# .NET application - which began as a proof-of-concept program about 3 months ago, approximately 1 month after taking up C#.  Previous coding experience was limited to Borland Delphi (7 to 2006), so this is a big change for me!

Having become very excited by the challenges that real object oriented programming presents, I am now studying to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer!!

AD Search Screenshot.jpg

Ok, I have an app I'm working on... so count me in!  :Thmbsup:


I was dissapointed with the interface for this program.

I think a far more practical GUI would facilitate:
1.  Sorting the programs in the order that you want them to start.
2.  Adding a delay time that represents the period the system must wait before starting the next program.  This is because programs hog the CPU for varying periods.  You can measure (& change) the time it takes a program to finish starting & not worry about clashing with other programs in the startup list.

At the moment you must set delay that is timed from the time the system boots up.  If you add a program that you want to start earlier than existing entries, & you wish to keep your system responsive, you must now do this: Manually add the time that the new program takes to start to the entries that start after the new program.  Tedious!


Funnily enuf, a program like this was on my list of things to do.  If I may, can I borrow your comments as part of its design and functionality?  Though, with the current project I am working on, development won't start for another year or so.  During that time, I'm sure someone will beat me to it...   :P


Wow, that's awesome, and works really well!   :Thmbsup:

Can you please add a setting to turn the tooltip on and off? 

Also, I got caught a couple of times with the mouse on the second monitor and couldn't get it back to the first, so had to tab, tab, cursor, tab, cursor until I got the icon in the systray then right-mouse click on the keyboard and disable the icon...  so is there any chance of a key combo to toggle it on and off?

One last thing... if I click as I move the mouse off the edge, the window in that monitor becomes de-activated... is there a way to suppress clicks outside the monitor's boundary?

Thanks for the awesome work!!


Hi there oh-guru-of-coding-snacks!   :-*

I have two monitors on my system, which I find REALLY useful (if haven't tried this setup, I REALLY recommend it!) and sometimes have the situation where I don't want the mouse going anywhere near the second monitor, e.g. when playing some full-screen games on monitor 1, the mouse will travel onto monitor 2, and make the game window inactive.

So, is it possible to put together a little proggie to make the mouse stay on the current monitor (1 or 2 or whatever the current monitor ID is) through a key-combo toggle?

Question: if it's a system setting (i.e. a mouse hook) will all programs respect the confinement rule?

Anyway, REALLY looking forward to hearing from you about this!  :)

Many thanks in advance

 ;D  Yay, many thanks for the prize, am very stoked!

Like Ampa, I will be patient!...  :D

Hey skrommel!

You know, I wanna be smart just like you!  :-*

I've been needing something like this for such a long time, and I didn't even know it!  And now my life has been changed soooo much for the better!!


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