Archive for March 26th, 2008

Obtain the user’s profile picture (2nd update).

In Windows XP there is a simple way to obtain the image you can see on the logon desktop right next to the username. All images are located in one folder and named after the user’s name. “C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Anwendungsdaten\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\<username>.bmp” I am using a german translation, so you dont just copy the [...]

Because exceptions are more likely to be noticed. Nearly all Windows API functions use boolean return values in combination with GetLastError. However a programmer is not binded to check for a return value or use GetLastError. In contrast to return values, exceptions are more shattering. You have to catch them or otherwise the following code [...]

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