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The final release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack is now available for download. This release provides several exciting features for C++ developers, such as a major update to MFC and an implementation of TR1. These features are fully covered under Microsoft’s standard support policies.
The Feature Pack is available free of charge to any Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above customer. The download can be found at Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Release.
Using the included MFC components, developers can create applications with the “look & feel” of Microsoft’s most popular products – Microsoft Office, Visual Studio and Internet Explorer. Some of the interesting MFC components in the Feature Pack include:
For more information on the new MFC support:
TR1 (“Technical Report 1”) is a set of proposed additions to the C++0x standard. Our implementation of TR1 contains a number of important features such as smart pointers, regular expression parsing, containers (tuple, array, unordered set, etc) and sophisticated random number generators.
More information on TR1 can be found at the sites below:
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