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  • Blog Post: Deep Dive into NuGet Native (Part One)

    Howdy! Today I thought I’d start explaining how NuGet supports C/C++ packages under the covers, and look into how one could (theoretically) manually construct a package without using the CoApp PowerShell tools. As I mentioned before, C/C++ packages built for NuGet didn't require a whole...
  • Blog Post: NuGet for C++

    The wait is over. NuGet support for C++ projects is here . Quick Links • NuGet 2.5 Download page: https://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/96733 • CoApp’s Powershell Tools Installer to create C++ NuGet packages: http://coapp.org/releases • Some C++ NuGet packages to try out: http...
  • Blog Post: Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

    We got just published “ Developing Windows Applications in C++ ”, an article series created by C++ Most Valuable Professional Kate Gregory . This material is aimed at C++ developers who want to learn how to write Windows applications. It won’t teach you C++, or how to use Windows as...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2011: Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity

    TechEd 2011 North America took place in Atlanta a few weeks ago. If you missed, its sessions are posted in Channel 9. The one we highlight here, Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity , was delivered by C++ MVP Kate Gregory . If you are a follower of this blog you may already know Kate...
  • 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 15 (Apr 9, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Build Related Improvement in VS2010 SP1 The Asynchronous Agents Library (Stroustrup) Famous applications built in C++ The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Automatic Type Deduction _ITERATOR_DEBUG_LEVEL - Advanced STL, Part 3 Concurrency Runtime (CRT)...
  • 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 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: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for C++ in Visual Studio 2010

    Hi! I’m Ale Contenti and I’d like to show you here a session on Application Lifecycle Management ( ALM ) for C++ in Visual Studio 2010 I presented last November at TechEd Europe , in Berlin. People often wonder how we expect C++ developers to take advantage of the many ALM scenarios enabled...
  • Blog Post: Grr... My VC++ Project Is Building Slower in VS2010. What Do I Do Now? (A Step by Step Guide)

    Hi, my name is Renin John and I work as a Software Development Engineer in Test with the VC++ Project and Build Team. I was involved in testing the Build performance of the VS 2010 IDE and I wanted to give you all an idea about what to expect, and some basic steps you could take if you end up in a situation...
  • 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: Staying Current with Visual C++ 2010

    A few weeks ago, the 2010 Edition of TechEd Europe took place in Berlin, Germany. C++ MVP Kate Gregory (picture) delivered a session where she shows through demos the latest achievements in the C++arena, especially regarding the upcoming C++0x version of language (scheduled by 2011), its libraries, concurrency...
  • 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: VS2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack

    Recently we announced the availability of Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack for MSDN subscribers which complements the Architecture tools in VS2010. There is great C/C++ code visualization support in there. Read a blog post by Somasegar here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2010/06/17...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 is Now Available

    I am very happy to announce that Visual Studio 2010 is now officially available! The formal announcement can be found on Soma’s blog and you can download VS 2010 from here . Visual Studio 2010 is a great release for C++ developers. Top reasons you should look at VS2010: 1. Performance and productivity...
  • Blog Post: C++0x Core Language Features In VC10: The Table

    When we announced that the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Is Now Available For Download , a reader, Igor, asked us to provide a table summarizing which C++0x Core Language features are implemented in VC10. So, here it is! It's derived from, but slightly modified from, GCC's tables. For example...
  • Blog Post: To the command line enthusiasts: Some quick know-hows for Upgrading to VS 2010

    Hello, I am Renin John, a Software Development Engineer in Test from the VC++ Project and Build team. I am aware that some of you prefer to do your daily work from the command prompt rather than from the IDE. I thought it would help if I put together instructions for the same using the knowledge I acquired...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ is coming to a city near you!

    With the Visual Studio 2010 launch around the corner, members of the Visual C++ team will be traveling around the world to meet with you and showcase the many new features Visual Studio 2010 has to offer for C++ developers. If we are coming to a stop near you, feel free to drop us an email and...
  • Blog Post: C++ Build Parallelization Post On Visual Studio blog

    Visual Studio 2010 has some enhancements that provide an easy way to get faster builds on a multiprocessor computer through parallelism. Dan Moseley a Lead Developer on MSBuild has written a blog on the C++ Build Parallelism in Visual Studio 2010 . Thank you, Marian Luparu and Kelly Evans...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and Source Control Providers

    Hi, I recently explained the reasons behind the project settings changes we made for VS 2010 . Let me describe to you toda y, how some of these changes may impact source control providers. The new .vcxproj extension and SCC We changed the C++ project file format in VS2010, migrating to the new...
  • Blog Post: Project settings changes with VS2010

    Hi, I am Andreea Isac, a developer on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft. I would like to present you a summary of all project settings that are stored in a different manner or place with Visual Studio 2010, compared with previous VS releases. MSBuild syntax If you explore your project files on...
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