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ISAPI starting points?

I'd like to start in on learning ISAPI programming, primarily to take advantage of the new wildcard extentions in IIS 6.0.  Does anybody have any recommendations (books or otherwise) on where I can get started (besides the SDK samples)?

Greg Hurlman
Thursday, February 19, 2004

There's an old SAMS book, it is kinda general and covers everything (including TAPI).

MSDN is probably a good place.

ISAPI has improved some as a result of Visual C++ 7.0, so if you decide to compile against that compiler you could take advantage of some of the new articles written about it. From what I see it's a big improvement.

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, February 19, 2004

If you mean ISAPI extensions, just Google for EXTENSION_CONTROL_BLOCK and you'll likely get some good examples.  Extensions are still probably the highest (or one of the highest) performance web app serving methods.  I noticed that eBay and MSFT are still using them in select places (e.g., http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&from=R3&siteid=0&query=mantle&category0=888)

If you mean filters, I'm not sure they're supported anymore in the original sense (pre-IIS 5).  There's some subsitute for filtering technology, but I don't know offhand what it is...

dir at badblue dot com
Thursday, February 19, 2004

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