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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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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.

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