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.NET Tip: Creating a Simple Monitor with Ping

By using the Ping class, one of the many classes included in the .NET Framework Library, you can create a simple server monitor that ensures your servers are all responding to network traffic.

Improved .NET Remoting, Part 2: Secure TCP

The security enhancements that the .NET Framework 2.0 made to the TCP channel enable secure TCP communication either through code or application configuration files. Learn how to apply both techniques to .NET remoting clients and servers.

Asynchronous Socket Programming in C#: Part I

This is a simple Client-Server application developed to explain the concept of asynchronous sockets in C#. This extends the socket program to accept multiple clients. Because this example uses Asynchronous methods, threads are not necessary to communicate to multiple clients (though internally the asynchronous communication mechanism uses threads at the OS level).

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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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