COM+ and State

State consists of those elements that describe a particular object and its current condition in an object-oriented application. The gas tank can be in the full or empty state. To be more generic, state consists of the values ascribed to relevant data items at a given point in time. In general, the values of a programmatic object's attributes describe its state.

Properly managing application state is one of the most critical aspects of COM+ application design. The great thing about the few restrictions that COM+ applies to your state model is that, if you're designing a scalable server application and are not following these rules beforehand, you probably should be. In this way, your existing applications will experience relatively ...

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