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Windows Native Calls

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jc
Hello.

I'm doing some prep work before taking the vb.net brainbench.

I noticed one of the topics is :

Consuming resources - Windows Native Calls

Where can I get more info on this? What exactly is a Windows Native
call? Controls that talk to the OS?

I was MCAD in vb.net in 2003, and just recently brainbenched asp.net
and sql 2005 programming with no problem, but the vb.net exam will be
tough as I am not that strong in OOP and winforms.

Below is the outline. Would anybody know where might find good
reference or study guide info for these topics or the exam?

Classes/Inheritance
Class Access Modifiers
Constructors/Finalizers
Garbage Collection
Inheritance
Interfaces
Polymorphism
Static vs. Instance Members

Consuming Resources
COM Interop
Global Assembly Cache
Threading
Using .NET Components
Using Web Services
Windows Native Calls

Data Access
ADO Providers
Data Adapter
Data Binding Controls
Data Command
Data View
SQL Server Access
XML Access

Debugging
Command Window
Configuring Debugging
Correcting Errors
Setting Watches
Tools
Tracing

Distributed Applications
Asynchronous Calls to Remote Components
Distributed Deployment Methods
Security

Language Fundamentals
Arrays, Collections, and Enumerations
Assemblies
Comparison
Error Handling
Functions
Loops and Branching
Operators and Operator Overloading
Properties
Scope
Types and Type Conversion

Web Forms
DataBinding
Dynamic Controls
HTML Controls
Intrinsic Objects
Web Controls

Windows Forms
Controls
Dialogs
Dynamic Controls

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>Consuming resources - Windows Native Calls
>
Where can I get more info on this? What exactly is a Windows Native
call?
A call to a native (i.e. not managed code) function provided by for
example Windows. Read about the Declare statement in VB, the DllImport
attribute (and the other goodies in the System.Runtime.InteropServices
namespace) and the P/Invoke support in the CLR.
Mattias

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