.NET 2.0 Interoperability Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

.NET represents a new and improved way of developing software for the Windows platform. Given the chance, you’d probably rewrite all of your existing code in the newer managed code environment that .NET provides. But it is difficult or impossible to throw out all existing legacy code and start over when a new technology arrives. Instead, you need to find a way to move forward with new .NET development while reusing existing pieces of tested, working code. You need a way to interoperate with the existing code until you have a chance to finally rewrite all of it in .NET.

The only recipe-style book on the subject, .NET 2.0 Interoperability Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach guides Windows developers who are transitioning from native Windows code to .NET managed code.

.NET tools will allow you to interoperate with existing code. But finding the appropriate tool for the task at hand can sometimes be a frustrating experience. So this book will guide you past myriad infrequently used interop options to focus on those youll use most often.

Table of Contents

  1. Using C-Style APIs
  2. C-Style APIs: Structures, Classes, and Arrays
  3. Win32 API
  4. Using C++ Interop
  5. Using COM
  6. Exposing Managed Code to COM
  7. Marshaling to COM Clients
  8. COM+ Enterprise Services
  9. COM+ Enterprise Services Transactions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596692
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Series: Expert's Voice In . Net Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Bukovics has been a working developer for over 25 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as banking, corporate finance, credit card processing, payroll processing, and retail automation. He has firsthand developer experience with C, C++, Delphi, VB, C#, and Java, and he rode the waves of technology as they drifted from mainframe to client/server to n-Tier, from COM to COM+, and from Web Services to .NET Remoting and beyond. He considers himself a pragmatic programmer. He doesn't stand on formality and doesn't do things just because they have always been done that way. He's willing to look at alternate or unorthodox solutions to a problem if that's what it takes. He is employed at Radiant Systems, Inc., in Alpharetta, Georgia, as a lead developer and architect in the centralized development group.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    Excellent tutorial on interop and COM

    As a software developer working with .NET, I've often had to resort to interop to accomplish what I've needed. Typically, I'll find an example online and use it. But I may not always understand the specifics of why it works - I just accept that it works and move on. But in this book, Mr. Bukovics does an excellent job of explaining several interop concepts using a straightforward, understandable approach. I wish I'd had this book sooner - it would have made my last project much easier!

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