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  • Blog Post: Unit-Testing Native C++ with Visual Studio

    Hi there! I’m John Socha-Leialoha and I’m a big fan of TDD. When I asked around about writing C++ tests, I was told there isn’t any support for C++ unit tests in Visual C++. Not true. Check this blog post where I tell you what’s required in order to write unit test for native...
  • 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: How to redistribute the Visual C++ Libraries with your application

    Hello again, this is Ben Anderson, SDET on the Visual C++ libraries team. One of the most common questions we get from customers on the forums and elsewhere is “My app needs the Visual C++ Libraries (CRT, ATL, MFC, OpenMP or some combination thereof) – how do I get them on my customers’ machines?...
  • Blog Post: What Does a VC++ QA Do Daily?

    Hello everyone, this is Smile Wei , an SDET (QA) in the VC Compiler team. This is not only my first blog on vcblog, but also my first ever blog. As you might have guessed, I’m a new face around here, joining Microsoft only 3 ½ months ago. Here I’d like to give a brief introduction to the daily life...
  • Blog Post: "Build On The Fly" Testing

    Hello. This is Pengpeng again. I wrote a blog not long ago talking about security testing for the Visual C++ IDE as a parser. The IDE is definitely a lot more than just a parser. Among other things, it provides an integrated software development experience with browsing, go to definition, go to declaration...
  • Blog Post: Testing Compiler Diagnostics...and a Cool IDE Tip!

    Hello everyone, this is Jamie Eckman. The last time I posted I was an SDET (tester) on the Libraries team. I’ve since moved to the Compiler team, still as an SDET. One thing we see a lot of on both teams is compiler diagnostics: warnings and errors. One of our Libraries developers, Stephan T. Lavavej...
  • Blog Post: Testing the IntelliSense engine

    Hi, I am James Wang, an SDET on the VC++ Compiler Front End team. Currently, I am working on designing the test architecture for the new IntelliSense engine. I am responsible to design tests that make sure the IntelliSense engine gives correct answer for quick info, member list, parameter help, and etc...
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