This week's topics include setting the focus of multiple items in a list control when a dialog is open, why a DOS application runs satisfactorily in Win98 but improperly in Win2000, why rand() always returns the same number, and resolving MFC Class conflicts.
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If I have a method in my base class that takes an integer, and I write an overload of that method in a derived class that takes something different, can I still call the original method that was inherited from the base class? The answer might surprise you.
Do you ever get jealous when you're reading code in other managed languages? Code that uses keywords such as Property and Delegate and using. Have you ever wondered whether you could use those in your C++ applications? You can, but it's not always obvious how to do so.
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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.
Looking to work with a non Microsoft Database in .NET? You need to know what ORM's are available, and why you can't currently use Entity Framework.
Hannes du Preez shows you how to create a User Control in your ASP.NET Web Application.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.