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Transparent Edit Using a Pattern Background Brush

This article explains how to create a transparent edit control. Instead of using a NULL_BRUSH for the CtlColor message, we create a pattern brush using a chunk of bitmap from the parent window from the place where the editor is going to be shown.

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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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