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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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