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XMLHTTP: Super Glue for the Web

Kyle Patrick explains how using the XMLHTTPConnection object that Microsoft packaged with its MSXML parser is a fast, free, and powerful method for communication between any client and server application that supports COM objects. Using this, instead of CGI, means you can have a client-server interaction between the browser and the Web server that can be done without changing the Web page. Sample code and URLs are included.

Writing Your Own COM Interop in C#

When trying to access functionality implemented inside of COM objects that use IUnknown-based interfaces, the automatic COM interop DLLs generated by TlbImp.exe aren't usually sufficient. Learn how to implement your own COM interfaces and examine a class library to simplify such tasks.

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Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Creating Images from Scratch in C#

Because it's often easier to address pixels/cells directly than to use Windows Forms or something similar, it's very often simpler to manipulate raw pixel data directly.

Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

Boxing and Unboxing in VB.NET

The concepts of boxing and unboxing data might be second nature for many, but for newbies it's worth covering. And, the "old hands" may learn something new, as well.

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