Auto-implemented properties in VB 2010 provide developers with the convenience of fields, in terms of how much code you write and the benefit of properties.
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Use Functional Composition, LINQ to XML, and schema inference to generate XML and XML Schema documents in VB2010.
At Microsoft's CEO Summit 2010, CEO Steve Ballmer tells many of the world's most influential business leaders that the future lies in "the cloud."
Beginning with basic file I/O concepts this article wraps up by demonstrating how you can use the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) in .NET 4.0 to map text file data to objects.
Relational databases are designed for multiple simultaneous users, and Microsoft SQL Server is no different. However, supporting multiple users requires some form of concurrency control, which in SQL Server's case means transaction isolation and locking. Read on to learn how SQL Server 2008 implements locking.
Microsoft and other third party vendors have developed a few free SQL Azure development tools for integration of your SQL Azure Database with a local on premises database. Tapas Pal looks at some of these Azure development tools and discusses how the Azure developer can use them in their day-to-day development activity.
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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.
Did you ever stop to thoroughly explore some of the more esoteric types, Lists and Stacks, that are available in the .NET collections namespace?
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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.