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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    Issues with F1-Help in C++ Projects

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    Hi! My name is Ulzii Luvsanbat and I’m a Senior Test Lead with the Visual C++ team. Diego told me about some feedback received in a recent post regarding the accuracy and usefulness of the F1-Help command when working on C++ projects. First of...
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    “Off By Default” Compiler Warnings in Visual C++

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    Greetings! My name is Jon Sturgeon; I’m a developer in the Forefront team here at Microsoft. I’m happy to be able to contribute to the Visual C++ Team Blog as a “ guest blogger ”. One of my passions when writing C++ code has...
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    VS2010 SP1 Beta: What’s in It for C++ Developers

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    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...
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    Microsoft Tells What's Next for C++

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    By chance, are you among those who think that Microsoft is leaving native development in general and the C++ programming language in particular behind? You better watch this interview to Ale Contenti, Principal Development Manager with the Windows C+...
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    Regular Expressions - Video Introduction to the STL, Part 8

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    C++0x's <regex> header combines Perl's regular expressions with C++'s templates and iterators. The result, like the rest of the STL, is insanely powerful but potentially overwhelming at first sight. It's actually easy to use, and much easier than...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Parts 6 and 7

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    Part 6 and Part 7 of my video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library are now available; they cover algorithms and functors. Previous parts: Part 1 (sequence containers) Part 2 (associative containers) Part 3 (smart...
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    More Hilo – Sharing Photos with Hilo

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    Hilo is back. Keeping our promise of delivering more Windows 7 developer fun, we bring you the third installment of the Hilo series. We continue building on the first two applications (covered in Chapters 1 thru 11 on this link ). This time we have added...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Part 5

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    In the fifth part of my video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library, I explain how the advanced analysis in my Nurikabe solver works. One of its steps involves using a breadth-first search to detect any unreachable cells. Mandatory...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Part 4

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    In the fourth part of my video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library, I walk through an extended example of using the STL to solve Nurikabe puzzles. It assumes that you've read Wikipedia's Nurikabe page, and that you've watched Part...
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    Hilo Update – Introducing “Hilo Annotator”

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    In May this year, we announced Project Hilo and promised a set of cool sample applications written in C++. At that time we had released the first application in the Hilo series. Since then we have published some articles that walk the reader through all...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Part 3

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    The third part of my video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library is now available, following Part 1 and Part 2 . Part 3 covers unique_ptr , shared_ptr , and exception handling (briefly). It explains my solution to the container erasure...
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    The Filterator

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    My name is Ahmed Charles and I currently work on Windows Error Reporting. I believe that this is the first time that someone not on the VC team has written a blog, but I hope you will find it useful anyways. I’d like to thank Stephan T. Lavavej...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Part 2

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    The second part of my video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library is now available. This part covers the STL's associative containers and the erase-remove idiom. It assumes that you've watched Part 1 . More parts are on their...
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    How we test the compiler performance

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    The C++ back-end team is very conscious of the performance of our product. Today I will present to you an overview of how we define “performance of our product” and the way we measure it. Along the way I hope to introduce you to some new ideas...
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    Video Introduction to the STL, Part 1

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    I recently recorded the first part of a video lecture series introducing the Standard Template Library. It assumes familiarity with C++, but begins with the STL basically from scratch. Channel 9 hooked up my laptop so I could write, compile, and execute...
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    C++ debugging survey

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    The Visual Studio Debugger Team is currently planning features for the next release of Visual Studio. We would like to hear from our C++ developers to make sure that their needs are understood. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the very short...
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    VS2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack

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    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...
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    A post about editor extension for security and banned APIs

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    Security is something we take very seriously and we work with a number of teams across the company to keep native apps as secure as possible. An example of this in Visual Studio 2010 was our work on the GS flag . One of our colleagues, Tim Burrell, who...
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    Exploring the Visual C++ Browse Database

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    Hello, this is Jim Springfield. This post will cover some low-level details about how we represent information in the browse database in VS 2010. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post , we are using SQL Server Compact Edition (SSCE) for storing information...
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    How we test the compiler backend

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    My name is Alex Thaman and I am a Senior Test Lead on the Visual C++ compiler team at Microsoft. The focus of this blog is testing of the compiler backend where I’ve spent a good portion of my time here. For those not aware, this is the part of...
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    Announcing Hilo

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    What is Hilo? Project “ Hilo ” is an effort to tell the story of building high performing, responsive rich Windows applications using C++. We will do this by walking you through our own experience of building some sample applications which we believe...
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    Flexible Project-to-Project References

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    My name is Amit Mohindra and I am a Program Manager with the Visual C++ IDE team. In this post I would like to talk about project-to-project references. In VS2010 release we moved the C++ build and project system to be based on MSBuild. There is an excellent...
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    Custom Build Steps, Tools, and Events

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    In VS 2008, Visual C++ had a couple of the simple scenarios called Custom Build Step and Custom Build Tool. This post will discuss a couple of the simple build extension options you have, and how they’ve changed since VS 2008. Andrew Arnott discusses...
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    Quick Help on VS2010 Custom Build Rule

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    Hi my name is Li Shao. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test for the C++ team. In my earlier blog “Visual Studio 2010 C++ Project Upgrade Guide”, I have mentioned about the change of Custom build Rules in VS2010. In this post, I would like to explain...
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    Visual Studio 2010 is Now Available

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    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...
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