The conversion between common native types and the equivalent .NET Framework type is a common programming activity for interoperability development in C++. Visual C++ Orcas introduces a light-weight, template-based library for performing this conversion. This article will look at both the use of this library and how it can be extended to add new conversions.
Latest Microsoft Namespace Articles
Windows Vista allows you to define, secure, and use custom namespaces to prevent malicious applications from denying access to kernel object functionality.
Generics, a new addition in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, offer a combination of type safety, performance, and generality in the defined type. Find out why generics are valuable and what they can add to your applications.
What are delegates, and what value do they provide? Mark Strawmyer explains why you may already be familiar with them and then digs into some examples of how you can use them.
Get a sneak peek at some of the cool and interesting features in the latest Longhorn build from Microsoft.
Retrieving objects from the registry using the .NET RegistryKey Class. (Uses C#)
Latest Developer VideosMore...
Latest CodeGuru Developer Columns
Become more proficient on the usage of statements to control the flow of execution through a C++/CLI application.
Learn how to use .NET code to configure email. There's one "gotcha," but it's thoroughly explained.
Visual Basic gives you plenty of tools to work with external windows. Here, we manipulate Notepad.
Have you ever wanted to control your garage door from your smartphone? Here is your chance. Get your hands dirty with an Arduino Garage Door Controller.