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  • Blog Post: GoingNative 32: C++17 Sneak Preview

    From Sneak Preview of C++17 Channel9: Join us with ISO Committee member (and Microsoft as well, of course =P) Gabriel Dos Reis, who graciously took the time to give us the inside scoop of some things that made it into C++17, as well as things that got taken out. All this is fresh off the press of...
  • Blog Post: iOS / Linux Cross-Platform C++ Survey

    We want you to take another survey . Many of you continue to participate in our surveys and opt-in for one-on-one conversations about your development habits. Your feedback helps us better understand the peculiarities of cross-platform development and the challenges of specific platforms when it comes...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ Compiler on Rise4Fun

    As you know, through CTPs and Preview releases, we have been trying to make the Visual C++ compiler bits available more frequently. In the same line, we have now decided to provide a view into the live development branch for the Visual C++ compiler through the website http://rise4fun.com/vcpp . This...
  • Blog Post: All about C++ Refactoring in Visual Studio 2015 Preview

    Hello C++ World! With Wednesday's release of Visual Studio 2015 Preview, we are pleased to present you with new and improved coding productivity features, not the least of which is (finally) Refactoring for C++! Special thanks goes out to you folks who tried out the Visual Studio "14" CTPs and left...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 Preview is Now Available

    Today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview, one of the big things we've done is improved the C++ experience, adding support for targeting Android, boosting runtime and build-time performance, improving standards compliance, and improving the editor experience. The Preview is available here for download...
  • Blog Post: C++ Tools Acquisition for Windows Phone and Store Development

    Through this blog post we wanted to inform you that C++ apps in Visual Studio 2015 Preview will be able to target Windows 8.1 Store and Phone development along with Windows 8.0 Phone development. Everything mentioned below is relevant only for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps. To provide this experience...
  • Blog Post: Details About Some of the New C++ Language Features

    When you read our release notes , you'll notice that we've added a large number of C++ language features. The details of what these features are can be found all over the web, but what purpose they serve might still be nebulous. This article will attempt to explain the origins of and how to use a few...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to Warnings in the C++ Compiler

    We made a number of improvements to C++ compiler warnings in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. The printf family of functions The community has made it clear that printf and its cousins are still heavily used and would benefit from more rigorous diagnostics when used. In Visual Studio 2015 Preview, the...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Visual C++

    Overview Modern application customers are demanding applications be available for multiple device platforms (such as Windows , Android and iOS ). Today there exist multiple approaches in writing applications which target these device platforms. One approach is to simply create multiple versions of...
  • Blog Post: Resumable functions in C++

    Last year, in a CTP release, we had provided a glimpse into resumable functions and await support in the Visual C++ compiler. In Visual Studio 2015 Preview we have gotten further along that journey and provided a more general purpose solution. This Preview release provides experimental implementation...
  • Blog Post: Speeding up the Incremental Developer Build Scenario

    Overview On e of the major focus areas for Visual C++ lately has been improving developer productivity. Keeping this in mind a plethora of improvements have been introduced with Visual Studio 2015 preview (download here ) aimed at the developer incremental scenario. The developer incremental scenario...
  • Blog Post: CppCon – The C++ Conference

    In 2012 and 2013, Microsoft put on the GoingNative conference which is all about portable C++ on all compilers and platforms. The two GoingNative events were wildly popular and have been two of the biggest C++ conferences ever, so developers have been asking us: Will there be a GoingNative 2014, and...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2014, Talks for Thursday

    While I am not attending the Build conference myself, I did tune in for the keynote and bits and pieces of other live-streamed talks and look forward to catching many of the sessions over on Channel 9 once they are available. Here is what is happening for C++ developers at Build on Thursday, 4/3:...
  • Blog Post: cppcon registration open!

    From cppcon : Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled " Make Simple Tasks Simple! " This is a full five-day conference, and in this...
  • Blog Post: Winter ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report

    Herb Sutter posted highlights from the Winter ISO C++ meeting held last week in sunny Issaquah, WA: The major work of this meeting was to complete processing of the national body comments received in last summer's comment ballot for the upcoming C++14 standard. We also began comment processing for...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Developers Conference 2014

    The Advanced Developers Conference 2014 takes place April 29-30 in Munich. This years sessions will be about modern device apps, debugging, drivers, graphics,cloud services and much more. The conference will host about 200 attendees with a broad range of international speakers including one or two...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++

    The Windows Azure Storage team has announced the availability of a new Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++. This is a preview release and they are looking for your feedback. This release includes support for blob, table, and queue storage abstractions and provides additional functionality such...
  • Blog Post: Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project [[Version 2.0]]

    We are thrilled to announce version 2.0 of the PDB Project extension on the Visual Studio Gallery . PDB Project, as the name suggests, takes the information contained in a .pdb file to create a C++ project. The Information extracted from the .pdb includes both the source files (.c, .cpp) used for building...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Rename Refactor Helper for Visual Studio 2013

    The C++ language is large and complex with context-sensitive syntax subtleties that make it difficult to create a reliable and fast rename refactoring tool. For years we wanted to include rename refactoring in Visual C++ but it never quite made it. We were concerned about scalability, performance and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP

    Last year in November, we released an out-of-band customer technology preview (CTP) of the Visual C++ compiler . It contained preview versions of C++11 features which we subsequently fully released in Visual Studio 2012. At that time, and at GoingNative 2013 this year, we promised to keep releasing these...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch is here!

    The worldwide launch of Visual Studio 2013 is today. Join Microsoft executives S. Somasegar, Scott Guthrie, and Brian Harry at 7:00am PST for the keynote. Other events will follow throughout the day. Sessions will be recorded and shared later if you can't catch them all live. Visual C++ developers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy - C++: A General Purpose Language and Library

    Interested in learning the basics of C++? Next Tuesday, November 19, Kate Gregory and James McNellis will be teaching a free introductory C++ course on Microsoft Virtual Academy, " C++: A General Purpose Language and Library ." Kate is a C++ expert and long-time Microsoft Visual C++ MVP; James is...
  • Blog Post: Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project

    For the latest information on Version 2.0, check out http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/01/15/creating-a-c-project-from-a-pdb-file-pdb-project-version-2.0.aspx.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Available Now!

    We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2013 is now available . Download Visual Studio 2013 . Discover What's New for Visual Studio 2013 . Read the formal announcement on Soma's blog . Check the system requirements and platform compatibility . Grab the MCBS MFC library for this...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for Visual C++ Developers in VS2013 Preview

    Since the newer Visual C++ content is not yet live on MSDN, I copied the key bits from the "What's New for Visual C++ Developers" and replicated it below. Note that this post may be removed after the MSDN content has been available for a few weeks. Thanks for your patience! Improved ISO C/C++ Standards...
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