Old school programming, whereby the programmer reads control values and writes inline SQL, still works, but it's so 90s. If you are new to WinForms or Web programming but experienced, peruse the article and then master LINQ.
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C++/CLI has a number of advanced features that make developing and maintaining applications easier. Discover how these allow types to be moved between assemblies without breaking existing application, allow fast and efficient interoperability between native functions, and make it possible to create functions that take a variable number of parameters while still maintaining type safety.
Most mainstream programming languages are based on the paradigm called imperative programming, in which the programmer tells the computer the exact steps what to do. In contrast, there are multiple programming languages that are based on functional programming. Functional programming is making its way to the .NET world with the advent of the F# language. Discover what F# is and why it is useful.
Learn about several features relevant to developers in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, such as parallel programming, XSLT debugging, new ASP.NET features, and new VB.NET and C# features that include the Chart control, XSD Designer, Lambda Expressions, and optional parameters.
Discover an ADO.NET Entity Framework tutorial covering basic data operations for applications, including LINQ To Entities, Method Expressions, stored procedure mapping, and a little discussion about its usage in an enterprise environment.
Developers working at all levels of experience can take advantage of this technique. Discover how to invoke a stored procedure with parameters using the AddWithValue method of the SqlParameterCollection to define SQL parameters in one step.
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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.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Learn how to obtain an outside application's window handle, in order to manipulate that window from inside your program, using either VB.NET or C#.
SOLID principles form the base for writing good and clean object oriented code in C#. Learn about the S.O.L.I.D principles and explore C# coding samples for each.