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Ayman Shoukry has announced an update to Visual Studio 2008 that is a new release of the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Using these components, developers will be able to create applications with the “look & feel” of Microsoft’s most popular applications – including Office, Internet Explorer and Visual Studio. Some of the specific features include:
Portions of TR1 are scheduled for adoption in the upcoming C++0x standard as the first major addition to the ISO 2003 standard C++ library. Our implementation includes a number of important features such as smart pointers, regular expression parsing, new containers (tuple, array, unordered set, etc), sophisticated random number generators, polymorphic function wrappers, type traits and more! We are not currently shipping C99 compatibility or support for special math functions.
While we’re announcing these today, please note they won’t be final until Q1CY08 (first calendar quarter of 2008). Since we know you want to get your hands on them, we’ll have a beta sometime near the first of the new year. The components will be available to all Visual Studio 2008 Standard and above customers. This is just the first step in our drive to improve the native development experience. There’s a lot more that we’re working on, but we hope you enjoy this first milestone.
There are several places where you can get additional information on this announcement:
I'm very excited to see TR1 support! cheers!