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With more and more computers using a multi-core processor, the free lunch of increased clock speeds and the inherent performance gains are over. Software developers must instead make sure their applications take use of all the cores available in an efficient manner. New features in .NET 4.0 mean that managed code developers too can join the party.
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Emitted code and the DynamicMethod have the benefit of speed and the emitted code can be unloaded when the DynamicMethod goes out of scope, resulting in the best of all worlds.
Building small applications from scratch is easy enough with almost any available programming technology. However, if you are assigned the task to build large applications and have the requirement to re-use code either now or tomorrow, you need to be a lot more careful. Microsoft has ready-made patterns that help you build complex Windows Presentation Foundation applications with reusability and componentized design in mind.
Going on to design a dockable panel, discover some very interesting techniques, such as hooking the mouse and how to debug an application in such cases. Learn to unpin a docked panel so it slides to the border of the main application.
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