Codeguru Update eNewsletter – March 17th, 2009

Tuesday March 17, 2009

This Week’s Topics

Comments from the Editor
Welcome to another issue of the Codeguru Update. This week we have a few updated articles, a few new articles, a few new books listed, and more.

Of course, if you’ve written something, you should feel free to submit it for publication. If it gets past our reviewers, then I’ll get it onto the site and listed in this newsletter. You should not feel like you need to write an entire book or elaborate prose in order to get published. In fact, many people are starting to submit tips and tricks to help get things done. These shorter, concise items are often appreciated because they can quickly get someone out of a bind or help them to do something better. If you’ve got a tip or trick, consider sharing it in a short article. I know other members would appreciate it!

Until next week…

Bradley L. Jones

Recently Published Books
For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you’ve read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines.

Microsoft .NET and SAP
By Daiberl, Fox, Adams, and Reimer for Microsoft Press
480 pages for $69.99

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step
By Smith, Clay, et al. for Microsoft Press
400 pages for $49.99 w/ CD

New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines here.

Raw Input Device informations
By Mufti Mohammed
Raw Input decvices, includes mouse, keyboard, Joysticks etc. These all are collectively knows as HID devices. Here we are going to see how we can retrieve HIDs infoemations including mouse and keyboard attached to the system.

Creating Flexible Constant Fields
By Jay Miller
Discover how to use constant fields without having to hard code the values into the

By jusstujoo
The Connect.NET is a C# component, that provides easy access to the TCP based network connections(Client/server).

BLOG: Will the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) be at Tech Ed?
By Bradley Jones
Microsoft plans to have a Windows 7 release candidate in late May….

[Updated] Combinations in C++, Part 2
By Wong Shao Voon
Discover four new algorithms for finding combinations.

[Updated] Use STA COM Objects Asynchronously
By Wong Shao Voon
Learn how to use STA COM objects asynchronously without blocking your main thread.

Discussion Groups
Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums
Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


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Best way to call functions exported by a dll? (C++)

New Articles on
Configuring a ClickOnce Deployment
By Matt Goebel
Learn about the different options available to you for deploying your Windows desktop applications with Microsoft’s ClickOnce technology.

Don’t Be a Slave of the File System
By Liviu Tudor
Fed up with Java FileInputStream and the blocking read() method? Then perhaps it is time to do something about it and avoid the dreaded wait for a blocking read.

Look Before You Leap and Other Crucial Steps in Project Planning
By Michelle LaBrosse
Before jumping into a project, it is worth taking a short bit of time to evaluate the deliverables expected in a project.

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