Microsoft Interview Questions

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Which programming language was removed from the Visual Studio family when VB.net was released?

Answer

Visual Foxpro was part of Visual Studio 6.0.


It was excluded in the .Net version and was released as an independent programming language.

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What is the difference between standard modules and class modules ?

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Standard modules contain variables, procedures and functions that are accessible anywhere within the project. A class module contains properties and events, and is made accessible only by objects that were created as an instance of that class.

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Why is code optimization important?

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Optimized code tends to run faster and make more efficient use of the system’s resources. Optimized codes are also less susceptible to errors and take lesser space in memory and in file size.

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What is the location of the Active Directory database?

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The Active Directory database is stored on domain controllers and is accessible by network applications. All domains can be domain controllers and keep a copy of the Active Directory database in C:\windows\Ntds\Ntds.dit

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What is Marshalling?

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Marshalling is the process of gathering data from one or more applications or non-contiguous sources in computer storage, putting the data pieces into a message buffer, and organizing or converting the data into a format that is prescribed for a particular receiver or programming interface.  

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Explain the basic difference between 32-bit and 64-bit operating system?

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A 32 bit processor is faster than a 64 bit processor, 64 bit processors are very commonly used that you can find it easily in any home pc but the main difference is the hardware you are having on your machine. For 32 bits there isn't any need of any wide main bus to carry 32 bits at a time but for 64 bits its must that you should have a wider bus to carry 64bits.

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How can visual basic be used for server side scripting?

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Visual basic can be used for server side scripting. A component designed with Visual basic will not have any user interface instead provides the functionality of Active X to other programs via COM. This form of technique allows server side functionality and add in module.

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Define and explain COM?

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COM is the component Object Model is a system whch creates application which are binary form that is language independent , object oriented ,modular and reusable .

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