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    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

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    As you may have seen, Soma announced today that Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is now available for download . For C++ developers, the Express for Windows Desktop includes many of the new C++ investments we made in Visual Studio 2012,...
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    Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

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    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...
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    C9::GoingNative 2: the Windows Runtime Library (WRL)

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    We're back with the third installment of C9::GoingNative . At the recent //BUILD conference, we introduced a series of technologies targeting the upcoming version of the Windows platform. One of those consists in some extensions to the C++ language...
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    C++ Renaissance: First Symptoms of Contagion in Traditionally Non-Native Teams

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    You may already know Pete Brown but if you don’t, I’ll briefly introduce him here: he’s, like me, a Community Program Manager with Microsoft but while I’m focused on C/C++ languages and the Visual C++ tool, he’s devoted to client-side development technologies...
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    Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness

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    Hi, my name is Andy Rich and I’m a QA on the C++ front-end compiler. The IntelliSense system in Visual Studio 2010 comes with far greater power, flexibility, and accuracy, but these improvements come at the cost of greater complexity. The goal of...
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    Dialog Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2010

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    Hello, my name is Daofa Li, and I am on the Visual C++ QA team. In this post I will be sharing with you the improvements in Dialog Editor for Visual Studio 2010. In Visual Studio 2010, we have improved Dialog Editor in the following features: ·...
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    Improving C++ Intellisense Performance with PCH

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    Thank you to everyone who has submitted feedback on the Visual Studio Release Candidate. We have received feedback that C++ Intellisense performance is slower. One way to improve this is to enable Pre-Compiled Headers usage for Intellisense parser. Andy...
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    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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    VC++ IDE / Design Time Stress Testing

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    Hi, my name is Jianhua Li, and I am a VC++ IDE QA. Today I am going to talk about VC++ IDE / Design Time stress testing. What is stress testing? Design Time Stress (DTS) is part of a broader set of reliability quality criteria focused on measuring...
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    The Mallocator

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    A common question from programmers who have an intermediate amount of experience with using the STL is, "How do I write an STL allocator?". Writing an STL allocator is not especially difficult - only two member functions are interesting, allocate() and...
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    Dev10 Is Just The Beginning

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    Hello, I’m Mark Hall, an architect in the Visual C++ group. I wanted to follow up on Jim Springfield’s previous blogs about the history of C++ intellisense, and some of the changes we’re making in upcoming Visual Studio 10 release. It’s been almost a...
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    Linker throughput

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    Hello, my name is Chandler Shen, a developer from the Visual C++ Shanghai team. We have made some changes in the upcoming Visual C++ 2010 release to improve the performance of linker. I would like to first give a brief overview of the linker and how...
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    Connecting C++ and XAML

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    Hi, I’m Andy Rich, a tester on the C++ frontend compiler and one of the primary testers of the C++/CX language extensions. If you’re like me, making use of a technology without understanding how it works can be confusing and frustrating. This...
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    Setting WINVER for MFC Applications

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    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I am the primary developer working on MFC. I’ve realized over the course of the past several years that a number of developers (especially those using ATL and/or MFC) can be confused...
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    GS

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    My name is Hongwei Qi and I am a Software Design Engineer in Test on the Visual C++ compiler code generation team. In this post I want to share with you the enhancements planned for the GS feature in Visual Studio 2010. Evolution of GS A lot...
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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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    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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    MASM available as a free download

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    Microsoft has made its x86 assembler available as a free download. The Microsoft Macro Assembler 8.0 (MASM) is a tool that compiles x86 assembly language programs and generates corresponding binaries. Assembly language programs built with MASM can be...
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    Visual C++ Compiler Plans

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    Hi: my name is Jonathan Caves and I’m a developer on the Visual C++ Compiler Team. I thought I'd take a few moments to let you know about the plans our team has for the next release of Visual C++. After the last release of Visual C++ we took a long...
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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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    Testing the IntelliSense engine

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    Hi, I am James Wang, an SDET on the VC++ Compiler Front End team. Currently, I am working on designing the test architecture for the new IntelliSense engine. I am responsible to design tests that make sure the IntelliSense engine gives correct answer...
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    Heritage Shared

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    A few days ago, we posted two C++ quizzes based on a question posted in a forum. Let’s review the first question   Quiz 1 #include <iostream>    class Foo { public :      virtual void DoStuff()=0; };    class Bar : public Foo { public :   ...
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    VC9 SP1 Hotfix For The vector<function<FT>> Crash

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    Back in August, I blogged about the TR1 fixes in VC9 SP1 . An observant reader, grokbrsm, commented that vector<function<FT>> was broken by VC9 SP1. A hotfix for this bug is now available: Here is the updated link to download the hotfix...
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    The Microsoft C++ Compiler Turns 20!

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    This month, we enter the third decade of C++ at Microsoft. It was twenty years ago, in February of 1992, that we released our first C++ compiler: Microsoft C/C++ 7.0. Before then, we already worked with several of the C++ “preprocessor”...
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    The C++ REST SDK ("Casablanca")

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    The C++ REST SDK (codename "Casablanca") has officially been released as an open source project on CodePlex ( http://casablanca.codeplex.com ). We first announced Casablanca as an incubation project on Microsoft's DevLabs back in April of 2012. Since...
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