I’ve published an ABA/Cemtext File Validator in the projects section of the site. This project is an SDK for reading, writing and validating ABA files. The ABA format is a de facto standard used by Australian banks and other financial institutions, allowing users to make bulk payments. I hope you find it useful!
“Reader Mode” – we’ve all used it, and whether we recognise it by name (or one of its many others, such as autoscroll, middle-click scroll, etc), we’ve come to expect it from the software we use the most – web browsers, text editors, e-mail clients and more. However, if you’ve been living under a rock… Continue reading →
Since the introduction of the wheel mouse, being able to operate scroll bars without the need for precision or the use of the mouse buttons has proven to be a godsend. User interfaces became friendlier and smoother as a result. Unfortunately, the default handling of the MouseWheel event in Windows Forms is at-odds with the… Continue reading →
When I first blogged about force-based algorithms, my focus was firmly on charting and graphing; specifically, producing aesthetically-pleasing diagrams consisting of nodes and connectors. Force-based algorithms have many other applications in computer science, from graphics to simulations to problem-solving and beyond. In this post, i’m going to look at the application of a force-based algorithm… Continue reading →
When it comes to displaying the progress of a long-running operation to the user, there are many options available to a GUI designer: Change the cursor to an hourglass Change the caption on the status bar Show an animated glyph on the window Show a dialog box A number of factors could affect which method… Continue reading →