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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Microsoft .NET

What is .NET, and what benefits does it bring to Windows CE developers? The benefits of .NET have been written about hundreds of times since it was first announced. So rather than repeat the list of good points all over again, let me give a practical example.

Before .NET

The following code listing is some of the source code for an incredibly useful (!) COM component called HelloWorldProvider, created using eMbedded Visual C++ 3 and Active Template Library (ATL). This component returns the string "Hello, World" to a caller. What isn’t shown are the various other files such as HelloWorldProvider.cpp and .def, and StdAfx.cpp and .h, all files that are necessary to implement COM "plumbing." (The full implementation is available in this ...

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