Sometimes the answer to a common problem is very easy once you know where to look. In this week's installment of the ".NET Tips & Techniques" column, learn how the Globalization classes can make validating any date format a snap.
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Allowing users to enter formatted text is a great addition to any user interface. In this article, Tom Archer shows you how to save the user's formatted text to a SQL Server database.
One drawback to using remoting in a mixed—MFC/.NET—environment is that MFC objects cannot be remoted. Explore this technique for overcoming this limitation.
While most people think of hash codes in relation to cryptography, Tom Archer illustrates how they can be used to quickly and easily compare text values of virtually any size.
Learn to control your Clipboard contents.
Learn about a step-by-step technique for versioning your serialized files so that your application can handle current and older file formats, as well as properly deal with situations where the application is older than the file format being read.
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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.
Explore the differences that webforms programmers moving to MVC might encounter in user controls.
Work through the basics of how to send and receive an SMS with your Windows Phone.
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.