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If you use one server to develop your applications and another to deploy them, you probably have to change your database connection settings each time you deploy your configuration files. Learn a quick fix for this problem.
ASP.NET 2.0 enables you to encrypt portions of your configuration file. You can pick a section in your Web.config file to encrypt and then decrypt.
Explores this helpful technique presented by Wrox author Stefan Schackow for working in ASP.NET in multiple environments from testing, to staging, to live, to backup servers.
Discover the main differences between accessing the Registry with VB 6 and with VB.NET.
Changes to the .NET configuration file are not available in the application until a new application domain is started. This behavior can be a real headache when you need to read changed configuration settings. Learn what your options are for achieving this with minimal pain.
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A pointer-to-member represents a location inside a class; selecting a member means offsetting into it. Explore this intricate idea. With examples.
Read through various ways to license and protect your .NET applications from potential pirates. You may find the perfect choice for your own work.
Explore two ways to check whether an application is already running. Example code is both in C# and VB.NET.
Discover the world of Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) and how they can work for you.