Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Task Parallel Library. Read along to learn core Task Parallel Library concepts; including how to use the Task and BlockingCollection classes.
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Explore how to use classes in the .NET Framework to upload images in to your web applications, create consistently sized versions, thumb nails for preview, and then store them for retrieval and use.
Application manifest files provide a declarative means for an application to detail its dependencies and runtime requirements. Each version of Windows and Visual C++ adds further options that can be specified in the application manifest file, and it is important for correct application deployment and execution that the Visual C++ developer keeps up to date with these advances.
Memory mapped files use the system's memory manager and lets you treat large files as if they were in-memory objects, supporting extremely large file access, faster access, and multiple, simultaneous processes accessing the same file.
Learn how BlockingCollection, a new .NET Framework 4.0 concurrency friendly data structure, can serve as a mediator between task classes sharing data.
Learn the practice of using projections in your LINQ statements to ensure you are not over retrieving data values from your Entity Framework model.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Learn how to use ApplicationDataContainer and ApplicationDataContainerSettings in your Windows 8.1 Store apps.
AutoMapper is an external component that helps in creating a mapping between a source and destination model types. Read on to learn about the AutoMapper component and how to use it in an Asp.Net MVC application.