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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.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Hannes du Preez shows you how to disable titlebar buttons and menus in your programs temporarily.
WebSockets are intended to build bi-directional connections between a web browser and a server. This must be done in a safe way. In addition, the WebSockets have a huge disadvantage (to say it politely). Read on to learn more.