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Development productivity
March 19, 2018
Stephen Kellett

Cleaning up Visual Studio

Why would you ever need a tool to clean up Visual Studio? Doesn’t Visual Studio have a built in “clean” mode that cleans your build […]

Development productivity
March 12, 2018
Stephen Kellett

Improving how we build projects and solutions

The problem with Solutions If you’re working with just one solution and the projects it contains Microsoft Visual Studio is a good tool for managing […]

Stephen Kellett

Fixing Visual Studio project problems

The productivity sink Visual Studio is a very productive development environment. However, you can get Visual Studio into a state (for C++ and C developers, […]

Development user experience
February 15, 2018
Stephen Kellett

Changes to the first run wizard

When you run one of our tools for the first time it displays the first run wizard. The first run wizard takes you through the […]

Development
February 6, 2018
Stephen Kellett

New tools and old tools

Last week we released a versions of our tools that no longer install DLLs in the Windows system32 directory. We documented these changes in an […]

Development Security
February 3, 2018
Stephen Kellett

Changing how we install our software

With the next release of our software (later today) we are changing how we install our software. The installers stay the same, the software (as […]

Development
February 3, 2018
Stephen Kellett

Changes to the NT Service API

All of our Validator tools have an NT Service API. We’ve just made some changes to the NT Service API. This article documents those changes […]

Stephen Kellett

Updated error codes for all Validator tools

We’ve just updated our documentation for all our Validator tools to include an up to date list of Exit return codes. You may find these […]

Development Hints and tips
December 14, 2016
Stephen Kellett

Working with Dev C++

We’ve had a few people asking how to configure C++ Memory Validator to work with programs built using Dev C++. Dev C++ is an IDE […]

Development Hints and tips
November 30, 2016
Stephen Kellett

The correct way to determine if a file is a directory.

After writing for Microsoft’s Windows platform for 20 years I thought I knew all I could know about GetFileAttributes(). Until I found a rather odd […]

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