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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available!

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    Soma announced availability of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The experience for Visual C++ developers was improved with enhancements in the following areas: ISO C/C++ standards, Visual C++ library, C++ application performance, Windows Store App development...
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    First Look at the New C++ IDE Productivity Features in Visual Studio 11 (Cont’d…)

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    Hi! I am Amit Mohindra, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team . Earlier in the month my colleague Sumit Kumar had talked about some of the exciting IDE features in the next version of Visual Studio . Today I will just add to that list a few more features...
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    decltype: C++0x Features in VC10, Part 3

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    Part 1 of this series covered lambdas , auto , and static_assert . Part 2 of this series covered rvalue references , which enable move semantics and perfect forwarding . Today, I'm going to talk about decltype , which allows perfect forwarding...
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    Ribbon Designer

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    Hello, my name is Samatha Mannem and I am a QA with the IDE team. The world has become sophisticated and the time has come to make every application geeky as well as fancy. That is where ‘Ribbon’ has evolved. The recent UI designs that people are attracted...
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    Stupid Lambda Tricks

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    Hi. I’m Arjun Bijanki, the test lead for the compiler front-end and Intellisense engine. One afternoon a few months ago, I was sitting in my office in building 41 thinking about test passes, when an animated discussion between a couple of colleagues spilled...
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    printf(“Hello MSBuild!\n”);

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    Hello everyone. I’m Marian Luparu and I am a Program Manager in the Visual C++ IDE team. Last week I was in Barcelona attending TechEd EMEA 2008 where I had two talks delving into the areas where the VC++ IDE team is making major investments in the upcoming...
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    Inheriting From a Native C++ Class in C#

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    Hi, this is Jim Springfield, an architect on the Visual C++ team. I have blogged in the past about our IDE and Intellisense work. I am still heavily focused on that and we are working hard to deliver an improved experience, but this post is about a completely...
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    Visual Studio 2010 C++ Project Upgrade Guide

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    Hi, my name is Li Shao. I am Software Design Engineer in Test on the C++ team. As has been mentioned in many of the blogs, for example, recent blog by Felix Huang, the blog by Andreea Issac and my earlier blog , one of the major improvements in this release...
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    Visual C++ Libraries Development Regression Tests

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    Hi, my name is Pat Brenner and I’m a software design engineer on the Visual C++ libraries team. I’d like to spend some time talking about our process for preventing regressions in our libraries code. After I joined the libraries team about a year...
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    Some C++ Gotchas

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    Hi - Jonathan Caves again. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen some reports from users that the C++ compiler does not act the way they think it should. As it turns these reports weren’t real bugs, but the issues brought up are interesting enough to...
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    Project Austin Part 1 of 6: Introduction

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    My name is Jorge Pereira and I am a developer at Microsoft. For the past few months I've been working on a Windows 8 app along with a small team of developers from the Visual C++ team, we call it Project Code Name Austin. Austin is a digital note-taking...
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    C99 library support in Visual Studio 2013

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    Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team. In this blog post I want to share some information about the C99 support added to the C run-time library in Visual Studio 2013. To summarize, we added declarations and implementations...
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    Challenge – Vulnerable Code

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    This challenge appeared on an internal alias dedicated to C++. It was issued by Mike Vine, a developer here at Microsoft who agreed to let us share it with the mighty Visual C++ blog readers: This challenge came from me thinking about a simple bug...
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    Format Specifiers Checking

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    By popular request, in Visual Studio 2015 RTM, we’ve implemented the checking of arguments given to printf / scanf and their variations in the C standard library. You can try the examples from this post in our online compiler . Summary Here...
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    New in VS 2015: /Zc:throwingNew

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    The C++ Standard defines operator new as failing by throwing an exception – not returning null. And indeed, this is the behavior in VC++, and has been for a number of releases. But it hasn’t always been this way. Back in Visual Studio 6...
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    Resumable functions in C++

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    Last year, in a CTP release, we had provided a glimpse into resumable functions and await support in the Visual C++ compiler. In Visual Studio 2015 Preview we have gotten further along that journey and provided a more general purpose solution. This Preview...
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    Visual Studio Rename Refactor Helper for Visual Studio 2013

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    The C++ language is large and complex with context-sensitive syntax subtleties that make it difficult to create a reliable and fast rename refactoring tool. For years we wanted to include rename refactoring in Visual C++ but it never quite made it. We...
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    Compiler Switch Deprecation/Removal Changes in Visual Studio “14”

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    In the upcoming release of Visual Studio, we are making some changes to the Visual C++ compiler switches. Two areas are impacted by these changes, 1) projects built with certain variations of /clr and 2) projects using 32-bit compiler to detect 64 bit...
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    Optimizing C++ Code : Constant-Folding

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    If you have arrived in the middle of this blog series, you might want instead to begin at the beginning . This post examines Constant-Folding – one of the simplest optimizations performed by the VC++ compiler. In this optimization, the compiler...
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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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    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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    Making an Exception

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    An interesting debate about C++ exceptions took place a few weeks ago in the C++ MVPs discussion list. The trigger was something as innocent and specific as “ would you guys just throw std::runtime_exception with some error message string or you...
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    Testing VC++ Compiler and Intellisense

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    Hello, My name is Rashid Sarwar and I am on Visual C++ Compiler Front End team. I have been on this team for several months and have learned many things on how to test a complier. In this post I will be sharing with you how we test our Visual C++ compiler...
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    Visual C++ Precompiled Header Errors on Windows 7

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    Several customers have encountered the following error while using the Visual C++ compiler on Windows 7: fatal error C1859: 'stdafx.pch' unexpected precompiled header error, simply rerunning the compiler might fix this problem This error manifests...
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    STL Performance

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    Hello, I am Mohammad Usman, a Software Design Engineer in Test on the Visual C++ Libraries team. I recently joined the team. In VS 2008 SP1, we invested heavily in our Standard Template Library (STL) implementation by adding TR1 extensions such as shared_ptr...
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