Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Some MFC updates in Visual Studio 2013

As you all probably know Visual Studio 2013 was officially launched last week. Even old plain MFC get a little bit updated.

Now if (for some reason) you will try to switch Character Set to "Use Multi-Byte Character Set" you will receive the following error:

Error    1    error MSB8031: Building an MFC project for a non-Unicode character set is deprecated. You must change the project property to Unicode or download an additional library. See for more information.  

So it is still possible to use Multi-Byte but with additional library. In default configuration you can only use Unicode. Well, this is probably reasonable.

Here is the look of MFC application being created by Visual Studio by default:

Also, this is applicable not only to C++/MFC, but still: Peek Definition seems to be the great feature!

Review of "Instant Zepto.js" by Ian Pointer

Packt Publishing has recently released "Instant Zepto.js" by Ian Pointer. The book is designed is a short introduction to Zepto.js which is a small-size JavaScript library with API similar to jQuery. Being a lightweight library it is intended mostly for mobile phones.
The book will be useful for persons who have some previous experience with jQuery. No prior knowledge about Zepto.js is required.
Ian Pointer starts with describing of several ways of getting Zepto.js and checking it is working correctly for you. Then author talks about API of library comparing it to jQuery.
One of the most interesting features of Zepto.js is animation and Ian Pointer gives several simple examples of animation in his book. Also support of touches and gestures is described.
There is also some more advanced material in the book. It includes instruction how to build your own custom version of Zepto.js and introduction into Zepto.js plugins.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sale - 20% off the price for Disc Collection!

Big sale is here! ElanGroup gives each customer 20% discount for Disc Collection. Now you can buy our application for managing home multimedia collections for only $27.99.

This is a wonderful chance to buy our highly customizable and powerful program. As always, you will have 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

We just released Disc Collection 2.7!

ElanGroup,Ltd. is happy to announce Disc Collection 2.7, this is the new version of our well-known multimedia collection manager.

All the details can be found here:

Great search improvements and several bug fixes are there in Disc Collection 2.7. You are welcome to try it for free during 30 days. After purchase you have also our 30-day Money Back Guarantee.

Follow our blog, RSS and Twitter - we expect more exciting news about Disc Collection soon!