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Attach .csv files to deployed program?

I am writing a program that populates listBoxes with data from .csv files. It runs flawlessly in debugging/release, however when I try to publish the program it can't find the .csv / DEPLOY files....

Building a Win32 App, Part 2: Windows and Messages

This tutorial helps you take a deeper look at the `WinMain` function to understand how structured a **Win32** application is. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to understand the concepts of message queues, window registration & creation, as well as the base of message loop and how all these operate to make an application work.

Building a Win32 App Part 3: a Simple Window

The purpose of this tutorial is to learn the process of constructing a Win32 application window at it's simplest form. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to create a window from scratch, understand basics and flow of the message loop, as well as the procedure associated to this window.

Building a Win32 App, Part 4: Applying Resources to a Window

The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the basics of resource creation and utilization. By the end of this tutorial, readers should be able to load resources from a predefined file and apply it to a window.

Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Win32 API Application: Part 1

Learn how to use Visual Studio at its simplest form and the process of creating, building, to launching a minimalist Win32 API application.

Quick Intro to MSBuild Projects

Have you ever opened up a .csproj file (the project file created by Visual Studio for C#) and wondered what all that gobbligook was all about? This is a quick overview introduction to MSBuild projects so that you can read and understand Visual Studio project XML syntax right away.

Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio

Did you know that you can write mobile applications with great user interfaces that are cross-platform — supporting Android, iOS, and Microsoft phones and tablets — with just HTML, JavaScript, and CSS? Times are changing and it is easier than ever with Visual Studio Community Edition’s Ionic templates!
Create a Cross-platform App with Visual Studio

C++ FAQ

From "hello world!" to debugging release builds—learn concise answers to frequently asked questions about C++.
C++ FAQ

.NET development on MacOS

Some projects require a .NET stack hosted on Windows. How might we work on these projects in a VM, while using our favourite MacOS text editor and Terminal for development? This article aims to help.
.NET development on MacOS

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