ReactOS
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ReactOS
ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).

The tile template catalog (Windows Store apps)
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The tile template catalog (Windows Store apps)
This topic lists the tile templates available for use in a tile notification, with pictorial examples of each together with their XML content.

Windows and Node: Windows Performance Monitor
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DailyJS: Windows and Node: Windows Performance Monitor
It’s time to take a look at a Windows-oriented Node module to see how it works. Before getting messy with C, C++, and all that native module stuff, let’s keep it simple by looking at something that communicates with Windows programs using Node’s streams.

Matt's Webcorner - Direct3D 9.0 API Interceptor
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Matt's Webcorner - Direct3D 9.0 API Interceptor
This is a program that intercepts all Direct3D 9 (D3D9) commands issued by a running application. These commands are then dispatched to a separate program that interprets and responds to them. The commands can be forwarded to the operating system, discarded, or modified as desired.

Dependency Walker
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Dependency Walker Home Page
Dependency Walker is a free utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules. For each module found, it lists all the functions that are exported by that module, and which of those functions are actually being called by other modules. Another view displays the minimum set of required files, along with detailed information about each file including a full path to the file, base address, version numbers, machine type, debug information, and more.

Enhancing your applications for Windows 7
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Enhancing your applications for Windows 7
The Code Pack provides .NET developers a library exposing some of the new functionality in Windows 7, as well as features available in previous versions of Windows.

Tap into the power of the Windows 7 Taskbar
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Tap into the power of the Windows 7 Taskbar
The task bar has some of the most visible improvements in Windows 7, so this article is going to get you started on how to enhance your .NET applications by supporting the new tabbed thumbnail application previews, thumbnail toolbars, and jump lists.

A simplified .NET 2.0 version of XYNTService
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CodeProject: A simplified .NET 2.0 version of XYNTService built for XP and VISTA. Free source code and programming help
This is a .NET 2.0 Windows service written for XP and VISTA. The only purpose of XYWinService is to run other programs. The programs you want to run by XYWinService are defined in an XML configuration file. All programs run by XYWinService behave like a Windows service

Developing a Windows Sidebar Gadget in Windows XP
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Developing a Windows® Sidebar Gadget in Windows XP
In theory, developing software on one platform for a completely different (and new) target platform is something developers should be able to handle without difficulty. In practice however, there are many pitfalls that can await even the smartest developers. Justin Whitney discusses the challenges he faced (and overcame) in developing the Destination.NET Windows® Sidebar Gadget on Windows XP.

Forfiles
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Forfiles
Selects and executes a command on a file or set of files. This command is useful for batch processing.

forfiles can be for instance used to periodically delete all files older than X days from a specific directory forfiles -p "c:tmp" -s -m *.* -d -3 -c "cmd /c del @FILE" This command will remove all files older than 3 days (-3) from directory c:tmp
It is not part of the normal distribution of Windows, but it can be downloaded from Microsoft Technet