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Archive for March, 2007

30 Mar

Building a simple Launchy clone in WPF (Part 3/3: Tying things together)

This part is all about some finishing touches. At this point I’ll assume you’ve finished Part 1 and Part 2, so we’ll go ahead and dive right in!

30 Mar

Building a simple Launchy clone in WPF (Part 2/3: Visual Studio)

This is the second part of my tutorial on making a minimalistic clone of Launchy. I’ll assume you’ve finished Part 1. If you haven’t you might want to check it out since this part builds on it.

30 Mar

Building a simple Launchy clone in WPF (Part 1/3: Blend)

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m quite a fan of Launchy. For fun, I set out to create a simple clone of Launchy in C#/.NET 3.0. In this article, I’ll show what it takes to create a minimal but functional Launchy clone in about 2 hours. After working through this lab, it wouldn’t […]

15 Mar

Your Start menu is too slow

Every once in a while I run across a new piece of software and think to myself “Why have I never seen this before??” Today was one of those days. This is by far the most efficient program launching method for Windows I’ve ever used (spare the alternate OS comments kthx)! After you install it, […]

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