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Screen Shuffling with Delphi (first step to a Sliding Puzzle Game)

I’m sure you’ve seen it already. When the program starts it takes a picture of the current desktop, the picture is then cut into a number of rectangular pieces (all of the same size). A piece at some random position is “removed”. The main code randomly swaps that piece with the one next to it. Only pieces adjacent to the removed one can be moved into it.
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Replacing SHFileOperation With IFileOperation To Process Multiple File Operations In One Call (Delphi Code)

Starting with Windows Vista (and Windows Server 2008) the Windows API arsenal has a new and more powerful way of performing file operations like copy, move, delete and similar file and folder shell actions. The old (but still valid) SHFileOperation function is now replaced by the IFileOperation interface.
The IFileOperation exposes methods to copy, move, rename, create, and delete Shell items as well as methods to provide progress and error dialogs.
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