Microsoft Does It Again!

We all love to hate Microsoft but I think it does us good sometimes to find new reasons why! 🙂

I wanted to build a fairly simple ActiveX control recently and decided to brush up my VC++ skills (since I’ve been using almost exclusively C#.Net for the past 2 years).  So I dutifully fired up Visual Studio 2005 (with all the latest Service Packs) and went through the wizard to generate an MFC ActiveX control.  Before I get too many comments – I am fully aware of how optimistic that was…!

Now, whenever I create a new project in this way, my first step is always to compile it, since all projects built with the wizard compile, don’t they?  (There goes that optimism again!)  Well, no!  It doesn’t compile!  There are errors left, right and centre and after spending about an hour fixing some of them, I finally got tired and decided that the whole ActiveX project was to SAVE me less time than this on future projects!!!

Still, there’s always C#…!

About The Author


John is a Senior Solutions Engineer for a U.S. IT company, specialising in Software Defined IT Infrastructure. He has an extensive background in IT and spends way too much time sitting at his PC's, making videos for himself and other Internet marketers and dreaming of spending more time boating. He's also passionate about Jesus.

1 Comment

  • John

    31st October, 2007

    By the way, since I’m going to be at TechEd in Barcelona next week, surrounded by several hundred Microsoft employees, I should point out that I am generally a big fan of Microsoft and their assorted products and that this post is simply a “rant” about something that frustrated me today!

    Sorry, Bill! 😉