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  • Blog Post: New Features in C++/CX's <collection.h> for VS 2013 RTM

    Introduction: Hi, I’m Brandon Jacobs, an intern on the Visual C++ Libraries team. For part of my internship, I was tasked with adding new features to Stephan T. Lavavej’s <collection.h> . It was certainly an honor to be one of the few to contribute to <collection.h>. You...
  • Blog Post: C++/CX Part 4 of [n]: Static Member Functions

    See C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series and a table of contents with links to each article in the series. In this article, we'll take a look at static member functions and how they are supported by the Windows Runtime. A Windows Runtime reference type (also called...
  • Blog Post: C++/CX Part 3 of [n]: Under Construction

    See C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series and a table of contents with links to each article in the series. In this article, we'll take a look at the how runtime classes are constructed. We'll use the following Widget runtime class throughout this article: public...
  • Blog Post: C++/CX Part 2 of [n]: Types That Wear Hats

    See C++/CX Part 0 of [N]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series. The hat ( ^ ) is one of the most prominent features of C++/CX--it's hard not to notice it when one first sees C++/CX code. So, what exactly is a ^ type? A hat type is a smart pointer type that (1) automatically manages the...
  • Blog Post: C++/CX Part 1 of [n]: A Simple Class

    See C++/CX Part 0 of [N]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series. In this article we'll consider the basics of C++/CX by looking at a simple Windows Runtime class; we'll skim over some of the details, but don't worry: we'll come back and cover them in future posts. The code in this post...
  • Blog Post: C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction

    Hello; I'm James McNellis, and I've recently joined the Visual C++ team as a libraries developer. My first encounter with the C++/CX language extensions was early last year, while implementing some code generation features for the Visual Studio 2012 XAML designer. I started off by hunting for some example...
  • Blog Post: GoingNative 3: Marian Luparu answers about C++/CX

    C++/CX language design team member Marian Luparu sits in the hot seat to answer some questions (a few from the GoingNative community - thank you!), draw on the whiteboard and demo some code. [Watch the episode in Channel 9]
  • Blog Post: Inside the C++/CX Design

    Hello. This is Jim Springfield , an architect on the Visual C++ team. Today, I want to give some insight into the new language extensions, officially called C++/CX , which was designed to support the new API model in Windows 8. If you attended //BUILD/ , watched some of the sessions online , or have...
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