The Great Flying Tortoise

A hard-boiled look at Win32 C++ programming and the property system

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  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting: Why isn't my property handler getting indexed?

    Having trouble getting your property handler working with the indexer? Here are some troubleshooting tips. 1. Verify that your propdesc file(s) are in a global location 2. Verify that you registered your propdesc file(s) using absolute paths 3. Verify that the event log did not record any failures...
  • Blog Post: Property handlers and .NET

    A reader asked: I've been reading up the issues with using .NET for property handlers. I know you can't using .NET Interop to create a property handler without getting into issues with the version of the .NET framework. I discovered though that .NET Assemblies can be registered and used as COM...
  • Blog Post: Property Handler Decisions and Preparation

    Viewed as a data flow component , a property handler has a single file stream input and outputs a one or more properties. Unfortunately, writing one requires making many decisions before you even set eyes on the code. Let's look at a few of these preparations. First, pick a file type. You'll be writing...
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