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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: MFC support for MBCS deprecated in Visual Studio 2013

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. In this blog post I want to share some information about the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library , and in particular the support of the multi-byte character set (MBCS) in MFC. MFC has many features that support building...
  • Blog Post: What bugs were fixed in MFC in Visual Studio 2012?

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner , a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. I recently shared some information about the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library in this blog post . Several people responded to that post asking for a list of bugs that have been fixed in MFC for Visual Studio 2012. Though I...
  • Blog Post: What’s up with MFC in Visual Studio 2011 Beta

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner , a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. Through this blog post I wanted to share some information about the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library , since I am the primary developer working on MFC. As you know, MFC is an important technology component which has been extensively...
  • Blog Post: Reducing the Size of Statically-linked MFC Applications in VC11

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner , a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I am the primary developer working on the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) . In Visual Studio 2010, the size of statically-linked MFC applications grew substantially. We’ve gotten a number of comments about this issue, so I...
  • Blog Post: Update on Bulletin MS11-025

    A while back Microsoft had released security bulletin MS11-025 that addressed a publicly disclosed vulnerability in certain applications built using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library . The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate file associated with such...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 22 (May 28, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Enforcing Correct Concurrent Access of Class Data DirectCompute Lecture Series 230: GPU Accelerated Physics InformIT: Top Ten Tips for Correct C++ Coding ACCU 2011: Michael Feathers On Our Ability To Do Much Mixed-mode scenario with tracking handles to value types...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 20 (May 14, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Boris Jabes: Rock Hard: C++ Evolving Raymond Chen: A function pointer cast is a bug waiting to happen Viva64: How to make fewer errors at the stage of code writing. Part N2 ACCU 2011: Scott Meyers on Move Semantics, Perfect Forwarding, and Rvalue references DirectCompute Lecture...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 19 (May 7, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format (ACCU 2011) Farewell to Disks: Efficient Processing of Obstinate Data ConcRT Sample Pack: Download today DirectCompute Lecture Series 110: Memory Patterns (Code Project) A Notepad for Regular Expressions Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives...
  • Blog Post: Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner , a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I primarily work on MFC . In Visual Studio 2010, a ribbon designer was added which allows you to visually edit the ribbon used in your MFC application. This doesn’t help you, however, if you adopted the ribbon user...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 17 (Apr 23, 2011)

    Read in this issue : [Herb Sutter] Session Announcement: C++ and the GPU… and Beyond [Kate Gregory] Application Restart and Recovery on Windows 7 [Channel 9] Boris Jabes on Game Development and Other Demons [ConcRT blog] The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Rvalue References [Anthony Williams...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 16 (Apr 16, 2011)

    Read in this issue : FDIS Approved. What’s Next? A Base Class for Intrusively Reference-Counted Objects in C++ “Effective C++” in the C++0x (C++11) Age The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: The decltype Type Specifier MFC classes to encapsulate the Scintilla...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 14 (Apr 2, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Lambda Expressions CMapi v1.23 (MFC classes for sending and receiving mail using Simple MAPI) Exception Boundaries: Working With Multiple Error Handling Mechanisms Is it reasonable to use...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

    If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 8 (Feb 19, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Win32++: A Simple Alternative to MFC How do you build a community of users that give high quality comments on a website? What’s so cool about Boost.MPI? W00t W00t Nix Nix! Concurrency Runtime (CRT): The Resource Manager CPU Caches and Why You Care shared_ptr - Advanced STL, Part...
  • Blog Post: MFC Application Instance Control

    An interesting question, asked days ago in one of our C++ forums , was the following: How to Run only one instance of MFC application?? A possible approach, based in mutex (mutual exclusion) objects , was posted a few hours later. In the proposed schema you declare a mutex object inside the...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 7 (Feb 12, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Visual C++ 2010: What’s new for MFC library? Herb Sutter: Know When to Use an Active Object Instead of a Mutex Entrepreneurial debates: Acquisition interest in my part-time startup Introduction to Expressive C++ Two MS Executives Talk about the C++ Renaissance...
  • 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: Making an Exception

    An interesting debate about C++ exceptions took place a few weeks ago in the C++ MVPs discussion list. The trigger was something as innocent and specific as “ would you guys just throw std::runtime_exception with some error message string or you define a new exception hierarchy? What’s your...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 SP1 Beta: What’s in It for C++ Developers

    As announced two days ago by S. Somasegar and Jason Zander , the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download ! Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a “ go live ” license which means you can start using the product for production related work (see the license agreement with...
  • 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: MFC applications now default to being DPI-aware

    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, mainly responsible for MFC. I wanted to make you aware of a subtle but meaningful change that we have made regarding MFC applications in Visual Studio 2010: all MFC applications are now marked as ‘DPI aware’ by default. This means...
  • Blog Post: Dialog Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2010

    Hello, my name is Daofa Li, and I am on the Visual C++ QA team. In this post I will be sharing with you the improvements in Dialog Editor for Visual Studio 2010. In Visual Studio 2010, we have improved Dialog Editor in the following features: · Add mockup image support to help layout controls in...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe Demo Session - Face-Lifting MFC Applications on Windows 7

    Hello, My name is Damien Watkins, and I am a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. Today, I thought I would post the “overview script” for my TechEd Europe session – so those who could not attend can try it out for themselves at home. My talk was about the new MFC features we have added in Visual...
  • 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...
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