“SP/Invoke generates code to allow C#, VB or JScript.NET programmers to invoke SQL Server stored procedures as if they were static methods on CLR classes. It was objectnation’s submission to Chris Sell’s ‘Spend a Day With .NET’ contest where it won the ‘Best Use of SQL’ prize (click here for information about the winners). The version featured here includes numerous improvements which were made subsequent to the original submission.”
“The Mono project started in 2001 as an effort to implement the .NET Framework to Unix. To bring both the new programming model based on the Common Language Infrastructure and C# as well as helping people migrate their existing knowledge and applications to Unix. Mono today supports a wide variety of operating systems, CPUs and a large chunk of the functionality available in the .NET Framework.”
You’ll find the complete roadmap here: http://www.go-mono.com/mono-roadmap.html
This article identifies the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1 APIs that provide similar functionality to Microsoft Win32 functions. One or more relevant .NET Framework APIs are shown for each Win32 function listed.
The intended audience for this article is experienced Win32 developers who are creating applications or libraries based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, but anyone looking for a managed counterpart for a Win32 function could find this document useful.
This is cool:
“With SQL Server Yukon, you could do the following:
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Person] (
[Id] [int] IDENTITY (1, 1) NOT NULL ,
[Person] [Person] NOT NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]
The Person type is a .NET class. Columns in Yukon can be typed to custom .NET classes.”