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Build a Managed BHO and Plug into the Browser

Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) are COM components that communicate with Internet Explorer to enrich the browsing experience. Michele Leroux Bustamante returns to the world of COM to show you how to build a managed BHO with the help of the .NET Framework's COM interoperability features.

Simplify Application Deployment with Registration-Free COM

In the days before .NET, COM's dependency on the Registry and its backward compatibility issues were the Achilles' heels of Win32 development. Learn a technique for deploying your existing COM components without the pain traditionally associated with the Registry.

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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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