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Safe Covariance and Contravariance in .NET 4.0

.NET Developers may not recognize the terms invariance, covariance, and contravariance, it is likely they have been impacted by them and left wondering. This article will explain the concepts and the changes being introduced as part of .NET Framework 4.0.

Introducing the Entity Framework

The Entity Framework provides a .NET class-based model of a data store, letting you query the model with LINQ, while the model do the background grunt work of contacting the data store to add, update, or delete data.

Install Dummy SSL certificate

If you need an SSL certificate in a testing environment only for testing purposes and not actual verification and authentication, then this article will show you how to create a dummy cert

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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.

Using Lists and Stacks in .NET

Did you ever stop to thoroughly explore some of the more esoteric types, Lists and Stacks, that are available in the .NET collections namespace?

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