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OK-CANCEL vs CANCEL-OK

What order should the OK and Cancel buttons appear? Should it be like Windows or like the Mac? Are there any "rule of thumb" as to when certain standard should be followed or is it just a matter of taste?

Message Only Window

Learn how to build an efficient library to provide support for Message Only Windows. The article also shows how to use the Thunk32 library provided in an earlier article, as well as some general pointers on good practices and patterns.

BiSplitter 1.1

BiSplitter is MFC-compatible class for creating a splitter window that looks like a Microsoft Outlook window.

Flexible Screen Designer

The dynamic screen classes allow you to incorporate advanced screen functionality into your MFC applications. The fundamental difference of these classes are that they work with the actual resource in your executable—this means that users of your applications can alter screens that have been designed by you using the MFC resource editor—they can make changes at run time.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

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 Sorry State of .NET ORMs

Looking to work with a non Microsoft Database in .NET? You need to know what ORM's are available, and why you can't currently use Entity Framework.

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