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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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    Bugs reported on the Connect website - pardon our faux pas

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    Hello On the Visual C++ team we really value customer feedback and strive to make every interaction between ourselves and our customers as rewarding as possible. Recently we were reading a post on one of our Forums and were concerned to see a customer...
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    Managed Extensions for C++ to C++/CLI conversion tool

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    As you may already know from previous communications , members of the Visual C++ team have (occasionally) worked on a tool to assist developers who wanted to port their source code from the “Managed Extensions for C++” syntax to the new “C++/CLI” syntax...
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    Converting to MSBuild

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    Hi, My name is Andreea Isac and I’ve been a member of the Visual C++ Libraries team for one year and a half. Since almost all my team mates ( Martyn Lovell , Ale Contenti , George Mileka , Alan Chan ) have posted already, I won’t repeat what our...
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    Visual C++ at TechEd Europe 2006

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    Hi, I'm Steve Teixeira , the Group Program Manager for Visual C++. Ayman Shoukry and I had the pleasure of spending the week in Barcelona to represent the Visual C++ product group at TechEd Europe, and I'd like to tell you a little about it. We had four...
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    Gauntlet: A peek into Visual C++ development practices

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    I’m Bruce Forstall, a developer on the Visual C++ IDE team. I currently work on the implementation of the CLR CodeDOM API for C++/CLI, which supports the WinForms designer as well as a number of other scenarios. Previously, I’ve worked on the Itanium...
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    Conformance Testing and Breaking Changes

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    Hi, I’m Andy Rich, and I’m a Software Development Engineer in Test on the Visual C++ Compiler Front End. My testing focus during the Orcas product cycle thus far has been compiler conformance. Implementing a conformance feature usually breaks down...
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    CRT Initialization

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    Hi, I’m George Mileka and I work on the Visual C++ libraries team. My team owns the CRT, ATL, MFC and STL… One subject I have always been interested in is the startup code and initialization. The subject got even more challenging as we started supporting...
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    Visual C++ Orcas Forums

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    You can now discuss Viscual C++ Orcas releated issues on the Orcas MSDN Forums . The Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” September 2006 CTP is now available so download this release to see what features are beginning to come online. The Visual C++ team...
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    What goes into a Service Pack?

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    With the VS 2003 Service Pack 1 released and the VS 2005 Service Pack 1 release imminent, it’s a good time to talk about what Visual C ++ Service Packs contain and the rationale behind this. The primary purpose of a Service Pack is to improve the...
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    Servicing: The History of Visual Studio... Today!

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    Hello everyone, my name is Jamie Eckman. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test (or SDET, for short) on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and have been for the last two and a half years. Usually I'm in charge of testing ATL Server and our new STL/CLR library...
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    Orcas CTP now includes STL/CLR

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    The Visual C++ team is pleased to announce that a public release of STL/CLR has been included in the current Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” September 2006 CTP . STL/CLR is an implementation of the Standard Template Library (STL) that can be used for...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is now available

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    The Visual C++ team is excited to announce that the VS2005 Service Pack (SP1) Beta is now available to customers! This Service Pack includes over 2,000 bug fixes, as well as Hotfixes and General Distribution Release Updates (GDRs). As for Visual C++,...
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    Mixing deterministic and non-deterministic cleanup

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    Hi, my name is Alan Chan. I’m a software design engineer in Visual C++ libraries team. As the name suggests, my team owns some of the C/C++ libraries such as ATL, MFC, CRT, STL, and OpenMP. Today, I’m going to talk about one very interesting COM interop...
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    Managed Debugger Expression Evaluator

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    Hi, my name is James Wang and I am a software design engineer in the Visual C++ Front End team. One of my testing areas is C++ debugger expression evaluators. That is the engine that evaluate the expressions you put in the debugger watch windows. Currently...
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    UAC, Windows Vista & VS 2005

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    Hi, my name is Li Shao. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in Visual C++ team. In this post, I am going to briefly talk about Vista new security feature and how it is going to affect some of the VC scenarios. User Account Control (UAC) is a security...
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    A Problem of Scale

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    Hello, my name is Ben Anderson and I’m a Software Design Engineer in Test for the Visual C++ libraries team which is currently responsible for testing ATL, MFC, C Runtime, ATL Server, OpenMP and several other technologies. As I am currently assigned to...
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    Visual Studio.NET 2003 Service Pack 1 Released

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    The V isual C++ Release team is pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1. On August 15, 2006, this release became available to the public and can be downloaded or obtained on CD. Information on how to obtain the Service...
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    Thoughts on the Visual C++ Abstract Syntax Tree (AST)

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    Hello, my name is Jason Lucas and I’m a senior software development engineer working on the Visual C++ front-end team. I noticed there were some questions (ok, maybe one question) about getting access to our compiler’s AST and, as this is an area I’m...
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    Introducing Damien Watkins

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    Hello My name is Damien Watkins and I am one of the newest members of the Visual C++ team, having been here for just one month. To understand how I fit into the team here, I’m a program manager reporting to Steve Teixeira and will be involved in...
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    C++ Debugger Tips

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    Hi, my name is Sergey Grankin and I'm a developer on the VC++ IDE Team. I mostly work on the C++ debugger expression evaluators -- the code responsible for the magic behind the debugger watch windows. Visual Studio's (native) C++ debugger has many...
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