Windows batch script to read an .ini file

Here’s a command file (ini.cmd) you can use to extract the relevant values: @setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion @echo off set file=%~1 set area=[%~2] set key=%~3 set currarea= for /f “usebackq delims=” %%a in (“!file!”) do ( set ln=%%a if “x!ln:~0,1!”==”x[” ( set currarea=!ln! ) else ( for /f “tokens=1,2 delims==” %%b in (“!ln!”) do ( set … Read more

C++ How do I hide a console window on startup?

To literally hide/show the console window on demand, you could use the following functions: It’s possible to hide/show the console by using ShowWindow. GetConsoleWindow retrieves the window handle used by the console. IsWindowVisible can be used to checked if a window (in that case the console) is visible or not. #include <Windows.h> void HideConsole() { … Read more

What is the (ERR! code ENOLOCAL npm ERR!) Could not install because of an error?

This is an issue in node which is caused by white space in your windows username (possibly between the first-name and last-name in windows). run the following command after replacing firstname with your windows user firstname in command prompt with administrator access npm config set cache “C:\Users\Firstname~1\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache” –global

Windows Aero: What color to paint to make “glass” appear?

Color fillColor = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 0, 0); //(a, r, g, b) e.Graphics.FillRectangle(new SolidBrush(fillColor), e.ClipRectangle); This is actually rather amusing. It means that you are drawing something completely transparent – so this changes absolutely nothing! 🙂 Guess: if black (0,0,0) should mean “glass”, how about drawing (1,1,1) to get (almost) black?