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Handling OS Shut Down in Windows Vista

The way Vista closes applications during operating system shut down has changed from prior Windows versions' approaches. Learn how to provide your users with appropriate notification from the Vista shut down screen.

SMBIOS Demystified

Discover a basic SMBIOS parser that demonstrates querying for SMBIOS info using WMI and then parsing the data to extract necessary information.

Enumerate WFP Files

Windows systems launched after Windows2000 include a WFP feature (Windows File Protection). This article glimpses over it and shows how to enumerate the list of all protected files.

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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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