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The Smart Pointer That Makes Your C++ Applications Safer - std::unique_ptr

Using shared_ptr instead of raw pointers helps you avoid the common pitfalls associated with raw pointers but in some cases, its performance isn't satisfactory. Unique_ptr is a new C++0x smart pointer that is compact, fast and fully compatible with the standard library. Find out how to use unique_ptr to make your code safer without sacrificing performance.

Putting a Docking Toolbar in a Dialog App

Getting a docking toolbar in a dialog is not easy. I do a small trick -- I make a dialog behave like a toolbar, thus making a lot of GUI gimmicks easy to incorporate.

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Using Directory Functions in .NET

Using Directory Functions in .NET

Following what you learned in an earlier column, continue with the I/O theme and take a look at the functionality available in the "Directory" class.

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