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Explore the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework

The Microsoft .NET Micro Framework, formerly known as Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), is a powerful and flexible platform for rapidly creating embedded device firmware with Microsoft Visual Studio. Now is just the right time to explore this new world.

Successful Software Projects 301

Failure rates for custom software projects are astronomical. A few relatively simple choices in how you spend your time and focus your energies—without all the voodoo of the latest fad process—will make all the difference in the world.

.NET Tip: Filling Lists with Enums

Most applications developers build have lists or dropdowns that need to be filled with values for the user to select. This tip will show you how to use an enumeration to populate your lists.

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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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