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A Simple Command Line Interface with a Custom Scrollbar

The CCommandLine control can be used to add a command line interface to any application. It supports a "scrollback buffer" of the last 100 lines typed in, as well as a custom scrollbar whose functionality mirrors that found under certain versions of KDE and Gnome.

HotProp Control

The HotProp control was designed for applications that need a flexible, modeless property window. (The article, demo project, and source code were updated.)

Creating the Monitor Custom Control

This control imitates the famous monitor of the MS Windows Display properties dialog box. It was built to provide the functionality of representing the screen display with a bitmap image background.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

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 Sorry State of .NET ORMs

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.

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