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Tom Archer introduces a step-by-step technique for versioning your serialized files so that your application can handle current and older file formats, as well as properly deal with situations where the application is older than the file format being read.
The prototype presented allows defining XML serializable objects using macros in an attributes-like manner.
Learn about a template library for properties (used like 'widget.color = "red";') in C++. Supports "binding" several properties together to have their values synchronized automatically. Useful for GUI development and so forth.
Tom Archer illustrates how to parse comma-delimited text—when the data contains quotes, commas, and blanks—and return the data in a managed array.
Versioning your collections is important when the data held by a collection can be modified while a client is enumerating that data. Tom Archer presents a versioning technique he's told Microsoft uses internally.
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