Learn about "Avalon," the exciting new presentation subsystem of the upcoming Windows platforms. After an introduction to declarative drawing and XAML, you'll use XAMLPad to get a first taste of Avalon programming.
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For those who don't have the desire or time to become experts on Windows security, follow this demonstration of using various .NET classes to test for a user's inclusion in one or more security groups.
Continuing his series on custom Web control development in Managed C++, Stephen Fraser takes it up a notch by examining the more advanced—and far more powerful—composite custom Web control.
Learn how the StackTrace class makes your debugging life a bit easier by enabling you to retrieve full call stack information.
Tom Archer illustrates the steps necessary to programmatically monitor your system's event log from a Managed C++ application. Monitoring certain event logs—especially the Security log—enables you to keep tabs on such security-related events as failed login attempts and port scans.
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