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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    Fuzz Testing

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    Hello. My name is Pengpeng Wang, a new VC++ IDE QA member. I joined Microsoft and the VC++ IDE team just a little over four months ago. These four months have been quite an experience for me. It still seems like yesterday that I was struggling with my...
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    Fixing COM Interface Redefinition Error

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    Hello my name is Steven Toscano and I work on the Visual C++ IDE team. Recently we had a customer visit that exposed a common problem people are seeing when migrating to VS2005 from older versions of VS. You will encounter this problem if you have defined...
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    Testing VCRedist

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    Hi everyone, My name is Rob Huyett, and I’m an SDET on the Visual C++ Libraries team. I’ve been here at Microsoft for just a little over a year. One of my recurring duties here is to test VCRedist in its various forms. VCRedist (just in case you...
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    Update on the C++-0x Language Standard

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    Hello: the standards body that controls the C++ language ( SC22/WG21 ) is in the process of revising the C++ language – this new revision of the C++ language, which is currently known as C++-0x, should be finished and approved by the end of the decade...
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    MSDN article: “An Inside Look At The Next Generation Of Visual C++”.

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    Hello We just wanted to mention that our own Tarek Madkour has recently written an MSDN article titled “ An Inside Look At The Next Generation Of Visual C++” . Tarek is a Lead Program Manager on the Visual C++ team and has been working on different...
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    Channel 9: Documenting Development Technologies

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    This channel 9 interview features our very own Gordon Hogenson, the Visual C++ Documentation Manager who has recently released his first book “ C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET ”. Gordon has worked as a manager, technical writer and test engineer...
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    Diagnosing Hidden ODR Violations in Visual C++ (and fixing LNK2022)

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    Hi, my name is Andy Rich, and I’m a tester on the front-end compiler. Last time I posted here , I discussed several aspects of testing conformance in the C++ compiler, which is a large part of my job. Another large part of what I do is diagnosing bugs...
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    Improving Our Servicing Experience

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    This is the second time I’ve experienced the “end game” of a product cycle in VC++. It is always a wonderful time: looking back at all the accomplishments, the satisfaction of seeing all the cool new features working smoothly together, the eagerness of...
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    Testing the Visual C++ IDE

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    Hello folks! Alvin Chardon, VC++ IDE QA member here. I write to our readers today, not with a specific topic in mind, but with a few different thoughts collected during the Orcas product cycle. Hopefully, by the end of this narrative we can take...
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    Marshaling Library in Orcas

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    Hi, I am Weidong Huang, an SDET on the VC++ library team. I joined MS six months ago and have had a wonderful experience so far. In this post, I would like to talk about a new feature of Orcas, the Marshaling Library, which is also the first feature I...
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    Visual Studio Express Orcas

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    The Community Technology Preview of the Visual Studio Express "Orcas" product is available for download now . Try out the CTP for the Visual C++ "Orcas" Express Edition and let us know your feedback. You can use the VC++ Orcas Forums to discuss relates...
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    Header files and the preprocessor - Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em

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    Hello, my name is Richard Russo. I'm the newest member of the Visual C++ compiler front-end developer team, having started in January. I'm not new to MS though as I spent the last three years working on Windows Vista. I'm excited to be on the front-end...
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    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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