Learn the ins and outs of .NET remoting and event handling in VB .NET with an examination of the supporting code in a simple chat client and server application, including the use of the command, observer, singleton, and factory patterns.
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Learn how to implement a client's configuration file in VB .NET so that the client can talk to your server, and find out why clients that handle server events have to be remotable.
Learn a new way to handle .NET remoting.
The .NET thread pool's functionality for executing multiple tasks sequentially in a wave or group is insufficient. Luckily, a Visual C++.NET helper method that uses other types within the System.Threading namespace provides this batch-execution model.
The IDisposable interface can be used for far more than just the releasing of memory and resources. Learn how to use the interface to ensure that post conditions of code blocks are always met.
This month, .NET Nuts & Bolts covers exception handling, examining what exceptions are and why they are important. You'll learn how to use them, how to create custom exceptions, and how to apply common best practices.
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