To the end-user and to the OS a frozen UI is hard to distinguish from a hung application. Learn how to address this problem in your Windows Forms Applications.
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Learn how to convert an ordinary unmanaged class to a COM component, and then use that COM component from both unmanaged and managed code.
If you want to learn a bit about COM Interop or how to incorporate the Data Link Properties applet seamlessly into your Visual Basic .NET application then this is a good article for you.
Chances are, if you are using C++ and moving to .NET, you won't want to rewrite all your existing C++ code. Kate begins a series of articles on the various ways you can reuse old C++ code in new Managed C++ projects.
So, what's the purpose of a Finalize method? That's a good question that Brent Rector addresses.
Mark presents his third and final installment of the series on multithreading. Take a look at how threads can be used to write a server application to accept multiple requests. This will involve using classes from the System.Threading namespace along with classes from the System.Net namespace.
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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.
Cloud computing? You can use a OneDrive account to accomplish similar file sharing.
Zipping or unzipping a file, or files, with VB 2013 and Windows 8.1 is easy. Learn how now.
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.