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Custom User Interface for MSI Packages Using C# .NET

Windows installer has its own way to display installer user interface which is far different from other technologies. MSI supports few controls compared to .Net or other platform. Though it is not very difficult, still it is hard job to develop sophisticated installation package with good user interface, even after using well known installer software. NvnInstaller.MsiDotNet api makes this job easier.

Creating a DockablePanel-Controlmanager Using C#, Part 6

Learn how to create more advanced docking features, such as docking to the upper right corner or having some panels docked at the bottom of an MDI Form collected together in a TabControl. Each of the different parts include the full source code (up to that point), as well as a retrospective short explanation about the different topics covered already.

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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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