Tools we use - 2013 edition
As another year enters its final stages, I decided I would log the primary tools I use for my developer role, should be an interesting experiment to compare with each year, if I don't get distracted by something shiny.
I recently had a requirement where a user was able to perform an action externally to my application, and my application then had to detect this for processing. I could of course just had a poller running away in the background to check, but as the requirement also needed user input, why not just wait until the user switched back to my application, then check and deal with accordingly? This article describes how to intercept the `WM_ACTIVATEAPP` message from your C# application and put it to good use.