05/01/2004

May 2004 - VS.NET+ Office

Now you can implement business logic behind InfoPath forms with managed VB.NET or C# code instead of JScript or VBScript event handlers. Plus use Active Directory Application Mode and Windows Authorization Manager to add security, personalization, and application configuration to your applications easily, employ the transaction models supported by the .NET Framework to maintain consistent data in your applications and more.


In-Depth

Use InfoPath With VS.NET 2003

InfoPath SP1 and the new .NET 2003 Toolkit let you implement business logic behind InfoPath forms with managed VB.NET or C# code instead of JScript or VBScript event handlers.


Q&A

Activate Windows Impersonation Selectively

Activate Windows impersonation selectively, determine the update order of DataTables at run time, guarantee the delivery order of asynchronous delegates, and more.


First Looks

Test Code-Access Security

CAS/Tester from Desaware runs your application through an automated test suite that assesses and reports on your app's code-access security.


Database Design

Secure Your Directory-Enabled Apps

Find out how Active Directory Application Mode and Windows Authorization Manager can simplify security, personalization, and configuration for your directory-enabled applications.


Desktop Developer

Trace Code With .NET

Build a .NET Framework based class library that makes tracing a true asset to your development experience.


Developer Product Briefs

Create PDFs From ASP Apps

Check out the latest VS.NET add-ins, including a product that lets you create, read, and modify PDF documents from any application supporting COM, including ASP and ASP.NET.


Editor's Note

Offshoring Stirs Reader Passions

Readers respond en masse to a recent Editor's Note on offshoring with a mixture of acceptance at its inevitability and outrage at the companies sending jobs overseas.


Getting Started

Keep Data Consistent With Transactions

Employ the manual and automatic transaction models supported by the .NET Framework to maintain consistent data in your applications.


Guest Opinion

Welcome to Multiple Version Hell

DLL Hell is largely a thing of the past with VS.NET and the .NET Framework. But having multiple versions of the same components can be trying in its own right.


Letters from Readers

Letters to the Editor

A reader calls for less beta coverage and more focus on current technologies, such as GDI, namespaces, and exception handling.


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