Dr IInspectable & Mr Native

Everything WinRT from a C++ developer's perspective.

June, 2012

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About the blog authors

This blog is co-authored by Anders Thun(@AndersThun) & Peter Bryntesson(@PetBry57), Technology Evangelists at Microsoft AB, Sweden. Between us we have 40+ years experience of writing C++ code in diverse industry areas such as the financial industry etc. We are delighted to see the renaissance C++ and plan to cover all things WinRT from a C++ developer's perspective. Who is Dr IInspectable and who is Mr Native remains to be seen.

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    VS 2012: WinRT and language projection

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    Back in the good old days when I started developing for Windows the following was true: I was a LOT younger. The year was 1987. The Windows version was 1.01. The language was C. The state of the art debugging was connecting another machine via RS-232...
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    VS 2012: C++ Advancements

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    It’s a great time for an old C++ developer like me. Never before has there been a version of Visual Studio with so much new stuff. Where do we start? Full support for developing Metro Style apps, including native access to the XAML stack and the only...
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    VS 2012: Asynchronous Support in C#/VB

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    If you write a Windows 8 Metro Style app you will use the new WinRT framework (you will use .NET as well if you program in C#/VB). One design principle in WinRT is that every operation that potentially can take more than 50 ms is exposed as an asynchronous...
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    VS 2012: Search Everywhere

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    Search has been greatly improved and extended in Visual Studio 2012. First, Quick Find and the assorted dialogs have a new minimized look. As you see, the Quick Find window takes up minimal screen estate. Also, it searches incrementally and highlights...
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    VS 2012: Debugging HTML/CSS with the DOM Explorer

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    If you want to write a Windows 8 Metro Style application, you can chose between several programming languages. Of particular interest is the ability to write a native Windows 8 Metro style app in HTML/CSS/JavaScript. This gives HTML developers the unprecedented...
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    VS2012: Code clone detection

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    We’ve all been there. We are working in a semi-large or large project and need to implement a certain functionality. We are (as usual) in quite a hurry but we know that this has been solved somewhere else in the code. We locate that fragment, copy it...
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    VS 2012: Team Foundation Explorer Window

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    Team Foundation is a great ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) Product that just has tons and tons of cool features. In Visual Studio 2012 you can access most of those features via the excellent Team Explorer windows that sits next to Solution Explorer...
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    VS2012: Testing your Metro app in the Simulator

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    When you are developing your Metro Style app it’s very important to test in all resolutions and orientations. Ideally you would test on all hardware that your app will run on, but that is not feasible. The solution? Run your program in the simulator....
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    VS 2012: Preview File feature

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    Ever done a Find in Files in a Visual Studio solution, stepping through the search results? Irritated that you now have many files open for editing that you are in fact not editing at all? I am. Constantly. I usually end up hitting Windows –> Close...
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    11 great features in Visual Studio 2012

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    Last week we saw the release of Windows Release Preview and Visual Studio 2012 RC, Here in Sweden I will hold a seminar on what’s new in Visual Studio as part of Microsoft’s Sommarkollo . I will focus on three subjects: What’s new in VS 2012. A lap around...
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    VS 2012: Project file compatibility with VS 2010

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    You know how it used to be: A new version of Visual Studio is released and you are eager to try it out. You install the new version side-by-side with your current version and try it out with a few sample projects. Great. Now you want to try it on *real...
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    Building Windows 8 post on Contracts

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    Implementing contracts in your Windows 8 Metro Style app is crucial to make your app in integral part of Windows 8. I think the apps that are most successful in implementing contracts are the ones that will be successful.   Nice to see a blog post...
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