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Visualizing LINQ Sequences with GDI+

Discover a utility for quickly obtaining and managing rectangles within rectangles. The rectangles then can be used to do things such as manage the layout of dynamically generated forms or visualize LINQ queries.

SendKeys

The existing SendKeys class does not have a managed way to activate an external application. MSDN recommends that you should use the FindWindow and SetForegroundWindow APIs. However, this alone does not ensure that the desired application will have keyboard focus while the keys are being sent. This replacement module sends keys directly to the specified window without error.

Interrogating a Stored Procedure with ADO

Repetitive tasks are nothing new to a developer. Writing ADO interface code is one of these tasks. In this article David R. K. DeLoveh shows us how to write code to generate code for calling stored procedures in SQL Server 7.

Using an ADO Standalone/Custom Recordset in VBScript

Developer Stephan Onisick shows us how to create a standalone/custom recordset and use its organizational ability to perform logical tasks with data without connecting to a database. This article uses a small application written using VBScript, ADO 2.1, and an Excel spreadsheet to record and print computer expenses for tax preparations. The standalone recordset is saved in XML format, and the file can be updated with new data simply by reopening as a recordset and using normal recordset methods.

Visual Studio 2005 Hands-On Tutorial

In the first part of his hands-on tutorial on using Visual Studio 2005 to build a complete 3-tier application, David Catherman examines how Visual Studio 2005 can be used as a great tool for designing and building SQL Server 2005 databases.

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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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