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embedded resource

The files used by an application that are stored in binary format in the compiled application.


The ability of an object to hide its internal data and methods, making only the intended parts of the object programmatically accessible.

enum (enumeration)

A list of named constants.


In WMI, an occurrence of a change to static or dynamic data related to a managed object.

Event-based Asynchronous Pattern

A design pattern that uses events to expose asynchronous features of a class.

event consumer

In WMI, a recipient of notifications that report an occurrence of an event. An event consumer is either temporary or permanent. See also: event, permanent consumer, temporary consumer.

event consumer provider

In WMI, a provider that determines which permanent event consumer handles a given event. See also: event, permanent consumer.

event filter

In WMI, a filter that registers to receive notification of a specific type of event. See also: event.

event provider

A WMI provider that monitors a source of events and notifies WMI when events occur. See also: event.

event query

A WMI Query Language statement that event consumers use to register to receive notification of specific events. An event provider uses an event query to register to generate notifications of specific events. See also: event, event consumer.


The properties of code, such as a digital signature or the zone or site of its origin, that are used by security policy to grant permissions to code. See also: security policy.

executable file

A file in portable executable (PE) file format that can be loaded into memory and executed by the operating system loader. It can be either an .exe or a .dll file. In the .NET context, a PE file must be translated by the common language runtime into native code before it can be executed by the operating system. See also: portable executable (PE) file.

explicit interface implementation

A class or structure member that is accessible only through the interface that the class or structure implements.

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

A subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that is optimized for delivery over the Web. XML provides a uniform method for describing and exchanging structured data that is independent of applications or vendors.

external style

A style in an external style sheet. See also: external style sheet.

external style sheet

A style sheet defined in a user control in an .ascx file. See also: external style.