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Examine a C++ macro that changes a file (within a managed project) from managed (/clr) to unmanaged—a task you may need it to perform for performance reasons, creating a mixed executable.
Explore the distributed architecture in .NET and the general concept behind this architecture.
Learn about a macro for use with a class that implements one or more interfaces. When you run the macro, it adds empty function bodies for all the functions in the interface.
Whether you're working with a connected or disconnected data store, the majority of database operations involve NURD work—New, Update, Read, Delete. However, as this section will illustrate, many of the sometimes very tedious database operations are made much easier with the help of the various ADO.NET classes.
A feature under discussion may not be part of Standard C++, but if it's part of Managed C++, why go to C# to have it? If you're willing to target the .NET Framework and write a managed application, why not write in Managed C++?
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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.
Create routines to make working with file lists much friendlier, and how to upload and download files from the account.
For a new programmer, the Server Explorer in Visual Studio might need some proper explanation.
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.