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Activation Timer -- a Simple Task Scheduler

Handling multiple periodic jobs is a common problem in Windows programming. Discover a simple yet powerful set of classes that greatly reduces effort (and headache) required to accomplish this task. (The article, demo project, and source code were updated.)

Recursive, Upgradable Read/Write Lock for Windows

Read/write lock is a synchronization mechanism that can be used to efficiently protect a shared resource in an environment with multiple readers and writers. Unlike traditional mutex, read/write lock allows readers to access the resource concurrently.

Adding Your Logo to Winlogon's Dialog

GINA (Graphical Identification and Authentication) is a DLL component that is loaded by the Winlogon executable. This replaceable DLL performs all identification and authentication user interactions. You can use this DLL to add your logo to winlogon's dialog.

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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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