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.
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So, what's the purpose of a Finalize method? That's a good question that Brent Rector addresses.
C++ templates are like a secret weapon for developers. Those who never got around to learning C++ because "it's really complicated" and "it has all kinds of funky features no one would ever use" have no idea what we can do with templates. Now to learn about templates and the dramatic improvements in Visual C++ .NET!
Be aware that boxing and unboxing values so that you can use the Base Class Libraries carries a performance cost.
Previously Kate showed how to use the ATL CImage class to dramatically simplify working with images in classic C++ applications. This time around, she creates the an application as a Managed C++ Windows application and uses System.Drawing.Image to do the heavy lifting.
Visual Studio .NET 2003 is of special interest to Visual C++ programmers, who get all kinds of neat stuff that was missing from the current released version.
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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.
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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.