For Wendy, who believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself.
To Mom and Ed, for their unwavering faith and encouragement.
To Lisa, for being there from the start and providing encouragement constantly, for nearly three decades now. To Carly and Sean, who don’t think it’s that big of a deal that their dad writes books; it’s all they’ve ever known.
This edition is dedicated to the native Windows programmers that .NET has left behind. I hope that .NET will serve your needs in the future, but until then, this book is for you.