Codeguru Update eNewsletter - December 16th, 2008 Network
Tuesday December 16, 2008

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Last week the Visual C++ team stopped by the Codeguru forums to chat about C++0x, the next release of the C++ programming language. They also discussed a bit about Visual C++ 10 while they were here. If you didn't get a chance to stop by the forum last week, you can still find all the threads and discussions at:

If you have some downtime, it is worth skimming through the threads to see what was said! I included links to a couple of the threads later in this newsletter.

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones

Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines.

WPF Recipes in C# 2008
By Noble, Bourton, and Jones for Apress
740 pages for $54.99

2007 Microsoft Office System Step by Step
By Cox, et al. for Microsoft Press
850 pages for $39.99 w/ CD

New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru

Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines here.

Optimizing 64-Bit Programs
By Andrey Karpov
Discover some ways to increase the performance of 64-bit Windows applications.

Creating a Rounded Panel Control
By Paul Kimmel
Round those corners and make your user interfaces a little jazzier with a rounded rectangle Panel control; a fun chunk of code to incorporate into your application.

The TaskBar and VB.NET
By Hannes du Preez
Learn to create an application that can set and apply most TaskBar settings.

[Updated] SQLiteTbl, a C++ Class that Provides a CRecordSet-Like Interface to SQLite
By Brad Kremer
Explore a CRecordSet-like interface to a SQLite database table.

VB and Internet Explorer Browsing History
By Hannes du Preez
Highlights of this article include: the clearing of all the various History settings (this includes the browsing info, cookies, form data, and so on). It also covers how to change Internet Explorer's font settings, and how to access the Organize favourites dialog box from within your program.

VIDEO: ADO.Net Entity Framework
By Dan Rigsby
Utilize the "ADO.NET Entity Framework" to quickly and easilywork with your database, accessing your data in an objectoriented fashion.

Discussion Groups

Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums
Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


VC++ 10 Requirements (VC++)

VC++ 10 impact on existing code? (VC++)

C++0x language feature checklist (VC++)

New Articles on

Continuing with the SimpleTurtle Class: Multimedia Programming with Java
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how the World class and the Turtle class of the multimedia library implement a practical version of the Model-View-Control programming paradigm. Investigate the differences between placing a turtle in a world and placing a turtle in a picture.

Make Your Code Work for You with Java Annotations
By David Thurmond
Use Java annotations to take the grunt work out of coding.

Visual Introduction to UML for Object-Oriented Design
By Mark Grand
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a notation you can use for object-oriented design. This article contains a brief overview of UML to introduce you to the subset of UML that you can use to describe classes, interfaces, objectsand the relationships among them.

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