Learn about local type inference in C# 3.0 and Visual Basic 9.0. Examine why it is relevant and the syntax for its use.
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C# 3.0 introduces lambda expressions, a more concise syntax for declaring method code inline where in the past you would have used a delegate function.
Converting between types is frequently a sticking point for coders new to mixing MFC and .NET. Tom Archer illustrates some basic conversions that will help you should you get stuck in a painful series of compiler error messages about type mismatches.
Retrieving application settings is a pretty common task that falls under the category of another of those tedious and repetitive tasks that programmers have to deal with. Explore a way to eliminate this tedious programming task through a combination of technologies.
Learn about attributes and how to create and attach them to various program entities within your programs. You also learn how to retrieve attribute information at run time.
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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.
LINQ is not only for database access; it’s useful in all manner of scenarios. Read this quick refresher to learn more.
Learn how to create your own class and create objects representing that class using Visual Basic.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.