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Summary

This chapter introduced some programming tools that were new in .NET 2.0 and that are prerequisites for understanding and working effectively with the Windows Communication Foundation:

  • The new partial keyword in C# allows the definitions of types to be composed from any number of parts distributed across the source code files of a single module.
  • Generics are templates from which any number of fully preprogrammed classes can be created.
  • Nullable value types are value types that can be assigned a value of null and checked for null values.
  • The Lightweight Transaction Manager ensures that transactions are managed as efficiently as possible. An elegant new syntax has been provided for using it.
  • Role Providers implement a simple, standard interface for managing the roles to which users are assigned that is independent of how the role information is stored.
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