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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Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005 is now available for download for MSDN subscribers. Learn how you can get it too.
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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