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  • Blog Post: ATL and MFC changes and fixes in Visual Studio 2013

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner , a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. In this blog post I would like to share with you the changes that we’ve made in ATL and MFC for Visual Studio 2013. One of the major changes we made was to eliminate the ATL DLL altogether. All ATL code is now static...
  • Blog Post: C++ Renaissance: First Symptoms of Contagion in Traditionally Non-Native Teams

    You may already know Pete Brown but if you don’t, I’ll briefly introduce him here: he’s, like me, a Community Program Manager with Microsoft but while I’m focused on C/C++ languages and the Visual C++ tool, he’s devoted to client-side development technologies (mainly WPF and Silverlight, with some Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 4 (Jan 22, 2010)

    Greetings!! The 4th issue of The Visual C++ Weekly is out there. This issue starts with an article due to C++ MVP Marc Gregoire on an extension that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta brings to Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to allow animations. A book of techniques in reengineering patterns for object...
  • Blog Post: ActiveX Test Container Application is Still Available

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. I’ve noticed some posts on various forums lamenting the loss of the ActiveX Test Container application and I wanted to address those concerns. The ActiveX Text Container tool is still available as a sample in Visual Studio 2008...
  • Blog Post: The ATL/MFC Trace Tool and the Tracing Mechanism

    Hi, I am Pat Brenner, a Software Design Engineer in the Visual C++ Libraries group. Some time back I wrote about Spy++. Today, I am going to write about another Visual Studio debugging tool, the ATL/MFC Trace Tool, and the tracing mechanism that it interacts with in ATL and MFC. The tracing mechanism...
  • Blog Post: Active Template Library (ATL) Security Updates

    Hello, On Tuesday 28 July we released guidance and updates to assist developers using our Active Template Library (ATL) to prevent creating controls or components with potential security vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities in libraries are a rare, but industry wide issue, that requires broad collaboration...
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