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Python 101: Setting Up Python on Windows Screencast

November 30, 2014 by Mike
I created my first screencast based on an old article I wrote about setting up Python on Windows.

An Intro to winshell

November 25, 2014 by Mike
Today we will look at Tim Golden's handy package, winshell. The winshell package allows you to find special folders on Windows, create shortcuts easily, work with metadata via "structured storage", use the Windows shell to accomplish file operations and work with the Windows Recycle Bin. We will focus on the special folders, shortcuts and the […]

PyWin32: How to Get an Application's Version Number

October 23, 2014 by Mike
Occasionally you will need to know what version of software you are using. The normal way to find this information out is usually done by opening the program, going to its Help menu and clicking the About menu item. But this is a Python blog and we want to do it programmatically! To do that […]

PyWin32: How to Set the Desktop Background on Windows

October 22, 2014 by Mike
Back in my system administrator days, we were thinking about setting the user's Window desktop background to a specific image on login. Since I was in charge of the login scripts, which were written in Python, I decided to do some research to find out if there was a way to do it. We will […]

PyWin32 - How to Bring a Window to Front

October 20, 2014 by Mike
I recently saw someone asking how to bring a window to the front in Windows and I realized I had had some old unreleased code that might help someone with this task. A long time ago, Tim Golden (and possibly some other fellows on the PyWin32 mailing list) showed me how to make windows come […]

PyWin32 - How to Monitor the Print Queue

December 19, 2013 by Mike
The other day I was trying to figure out a way to monitor the print queue on Windows. The task at hand was to keep track of what documents went to the printer and completely successfully. The idea was that when the print completed, the document would then be archived. To do this sort of […]
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