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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    Channel 9: VC++ Safe Libraries and More

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    Our Channel 9 season continues, this time with a video featuring Ale Contenti, Senior Development Lead on the VC++ libraries team . Much of Ale’s recent work has been on the Safe Libraries (for example, the Safe CRT). Here Ale talks about making the STL...
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    Resource Editor Updates for Orcas

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    Hi, My name is Bogdan Mihalcea; I’m a developer in the Visual C++ IDE team. In the course of the last few months we have updated the Resource Editor to support new Windows Vista features and guidelines. We concentrated our efforts around the Dialog...
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    Visual C++ Orcas Feature Specifications online

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    To allow customers to evaluate and plan for our upcoming "Visual Studio Orcas" release (and to highlight exactly what we have accomplished), we are sharing our Orcas Feature Specifications as soon as features make it out the door – either via a Community...
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    The Cost of a Test Defect

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    Hi, I’m Marina Polishchuk, an SDET on the VC++ Compiler Front End team. Recently, I have been working on investigating Orcas test pass results, which involves validating and reproducing the results, researching into causes of failures, and filing bugs...
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    Custom Wizards

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    My name is Martha Wieczorek; I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in Visual C++ IDE team. I am going to talk about Custom Wizards and the changes made to this wizard in Visual Studio codename Orcas. Wizard is the name for a Visual Studio feature...
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    Channel 9: Marshalling Library and Vista Development with VC++

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    The latest Channel 9 video by the Visual C++ team has just been released. This video features Sarita Bafna, a PM on the libraries team, talking about a few of our latest features which are previewed in the March CTP: MFC support for Vista ...
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    Spy++ Update

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    Hi, Pat Brenner again. I recently posted an article about Spy++ internals . I have some updates that I want to share with you. Some of this article will be clearer if you first read that one. First, Spy++ has been updated for Visual Studio codename...
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    MFC Updates for Vista Common Controls

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    MFC has been updated for Visual Studio codename Orcas to handle the new common controls/messages/flags added in Windows Vista. We have made a number of updates to MFC to wrap the new controls and messages, so when you’re using these new capabilities,...
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    Multi-processor builds in Orcas

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    Hey again, everyone. I’m Peter-Michael, a program manager with the VC++ compiler team. Continuing with the Orcas feature parade, I'd like to talk about the compiler's team contribution to the product. Back in June, Jonathan Caves posted about the compiler...
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    USA Daylight Savings Time (DST) Update

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    Starting from March 2007, the Daylight Savings Time (DST) start date and end date for the United States will change. DST will start at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March and end at 2:00 A.M on the first Sunday in November. The C Run-Time (CRT...
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    ATL Server: Shared Source Release Now Available!

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    ATL Server is now released as a shared source project on CodePlex.com! You can download all the source to ATL Server and use it with recently released March CTP of Visual Studio codename Orcas . The release of this code allows developers to innovate and...
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    Managed Incremental Build

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    Real-world solutions typically consist of multiple projects - often many projects. The projects are usually related to each other in some sort of dependency relationship. For example, consider a solution with 3 primary output targets (P1-3), a few intermediate...
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    Channel 9: Front-end QA

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    Meet Marina Polishchuk from the Visual C++ QA team in this new video on Channel 9! Marina helps test the front-end to ensure the best possible quality in the compiler. Learn more about how she goes about this task by watching the video at http://channel9...
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    STL: Destructor of Bugs

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    I'm the newest developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. My true name is Stephan T. Lavavej, but I often use my extremely convenient initials. I moved here at the beginning of this year after working on and finishing Outlook 2007 Search. You know...
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    Managing a Huge Test Matrix with Automation

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    Hi, my name is Matt Travis and I’m an SDET on the Visual C++ Front End team. In addition to my work on the Front End, I’ve been working on an automated rolling test system to help manage the huge test matrix we have in Visual C++. Our next release...
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    Channel 9: Dive into STL/CLR

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    In this new Channel 9 video, Nikola Dudar dives deep into the STL/CLR functionality shipping in Orcas. If you want to take advantage of BCL while using STL syntax and idioms, then this technology is for you. Watch the video or read his previous blog post...
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    Channel 9: Visual C++ Today and Tomorrow

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    Bill Dunlap and Steve Teixeira from the Visual C++ development team talk about product strategy on Channel 9. If you want to know where Visual C++ is heading, then you'll definitely want to watch this interview. Check out the video at http://channel9...
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    Digging Into Problems

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    Hello my name is Steven Toscano , I am an SDET Tech Lead on the Visual C++ team. I am currently working in the IDE group focusing on improving our testing methodologies and expanding our library of tools. I’ve been a member of many teams across Visual...
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    Using Code Coverage to Improve Orcas Quality

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    Hi, my name is Ann Zhou and I’m an SDET (Software Design Engineer in Test) tech lead on the Visual C++ Libraries team. Today I would like to share with you something that we have been doing to improve the quality of our testing in Orcas. After we shipped...
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    ATL Server: Visual C++ shared source software

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    Overview The Visual C++ team is very pleased to announce our plans to release the source code of ATL Server as a shared source project on CodePlex in March 2007. With this release you will now have the opportunity to add all the features and functionality...
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    Using RibbonX with C++ and ATL

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    Jensen Harris’ blog hosts an interesting article on Using RibbonX with C++ and ATL . RibbonX is the user interface extensibility model for Office developers. The article is written by Eric Faller who’s one of the developers behind the design and implementation...
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    Spy++ Internals

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    Hi, my name is Pat Brenner and I’m a software design engineer on the Visual C++ libraries team. I recently rejoined the Visual C++ team after almost 10 years in the Visual Studio environment team. I am also the owner of Spy++. While I did not originally...
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    An Update to STL/CLR is Complete!

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    Hello everyone, I am excited to announce that the Visual C++ libraries team has completed another major update of STL/CLR and integrated it with Visual C++ Orcas. Depending on the schedule of internal integrations, you should expect to see this new...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released

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    The Visual C++ team is excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2005 SP1!!! The Service pack launched on Friday December 15, 2006 and is available for download here: VS2005SP1 This SP addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers...
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    Vista-style File Dialogs with MFC

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    Hey all, I’m Peter-Michael Osera, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ Compiler Front End. As the VC++ team winds down for the holidays, we’d like to share some of the new features that we’re excited about adding into Orcas. As for my part, I’ve...
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