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Author Bio
Bruce Sanderson was born in England in 1947 and emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was seven. After graduating from the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 1967, Bruce moved to Ottawa, Ontario and worked for Bell Northern Research. While at BNR, he worked initially on support software (e.g. assembler, loader, data compiler, simulator) for the electronic telephone exchange then under development. Later, Bruce provided operating system programming support for IBM’s CP 67/CMS and VM/CMS. Besides diagnosing and fixing problems, Bruce was responsible for performance measurement.
For VB-2-the-Max | December 9, 2000
A myth that is still being spread in various VB and MTS/COM+ related newsgroups, is that an application can not obtain a reference to the MTS or COM+ ObjectContext in the Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment (VB IDE). The truth is, since VB 5 a VB ActiveX DLL project in the IDE can obtain a reference to the MTS ObjectContext object, and this article explains a little bit about how to use this capability, some things to check if it doesn't seem to be working for your project and detailed instructions for creating a VB application that demonstrates the capability. MTS/COM+ ObjectContext not available in VB IDE: Myth Debunked. If you still believe that the MTS or COM+ Object Context doesn't work in the VB IDE, this article is for you!
For VB-2-the-Max | October 21, 2000
Trying to figure out how to use the Oracle OLE DB Provider under MTS or COM+ and with Oracles OS Authentication? This article explains how these parts fit together and supplies information that will help you get started. The focus is deliberately kept narrow: using the Oracle OLE DB Provider with MTS/COM+ components on Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Server. Most of the information also applies to using Oracle ODBC Driver and Oracles OCI with MTS.
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