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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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    C++11/14 Core Language Features in VS 2013 and the Nov 2013 CTP

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    Although we've listed the C++11 Core Language features available in VS 2013 and the C++11/14 Core Language features available in the Nov 2013 CTP , I haven't published a table on VCBlog. (Previous tables: VS 2008 and VS 2010 , VS 2012 .) MSDN updated...
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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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    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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    C++ Debugging Improvements in Visual Studio 2015

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    In Visual Studio 2015 we’ve introduced two improvements to the C++ debugging experience to address pain points that we’ve heard from you. Improved startup performance when launching applications (F5), and reduced the chance functions called...
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    Cross-platform code sharing with Visual C++

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    With Visual Studio 2015 , Visual C++ supports three new platforms: Universal Windows Platform ( just announced ), Android and iOS ( more info ). This is in addition to its continued support for Desktop, Windows Store and Windows Phone. During the bring...
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    C++ Renaissance: a Channel 9 Interview

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    If you don’t know Charles Torre, I’ll introduce him here: Charles is a BIG fan of C++ and he works for Channel 9 (in that order). Charles is the one to blame about the acclaimed series that Stephan put together about STL (beside Stephan himself...
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    The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 24 (June 11, 2011)

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    Read in this issue : Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity | Tech·Ed North America 2011 High Performance GPU-Accelerated Games and Technical Applications | PDC 2010 C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team InformIT: A Few...
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    Finding the Visual Studio Command Prompts in Visual Studio 2012

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    If you’re using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you may be looking for the Visual Studio Command Prompt shortcuts. These shortcuts are installed by Visual Studio to run scripts that configure the command line environment to use particular sets...
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    IntelliSense/Browsing options in VC++ 2010

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    Now that Dev10 is getting close to release I want to describe in detail the various options we have included for controlling browsing and IntelliSense in VC++. Note: All information here is specifically about C and C++ and does not apply to C# or VB....
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    What Does a VC++ QA Do Daily?

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    Hello everyone, this is Smile Wei , an SDET (QA) in the VC Compiler team. This is not only my first blog on vcblog, but also my first ever blog. As you might have guessed, I’m a new face around here, joining Microsoft only 3 ½ months ago. Here I’d...
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    Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Refresh

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    Per our previous announcement regarding the Feature Pack deployment & setup issues , we have subsequently released a refresh of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack. You can obtain the refresh from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID...
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    Get a feel for the new MFC features using samples

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    Hello, everyone. This is Jessica Liu. I’m an SDET on the VC Libraries team. During the past few months, I have spent most of my working hours on testing the new MFC components. Now the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack has been released. This update is...
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    Enums, Macros, Unicode and Token-Pasting

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    Enums, Macros, Unicode and Token-Pasting Hi, I am Rocky a developer on the Visual C++ IDE team. I would like to discuss the C++ programming technique of creating macro generated enums. I recently used this for distinguishing various C++ types such...
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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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    Libraries work in Orcas

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    Hi! My name is Ale Contenti. I'm a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries Team. I work on the CRT (C Run Time, i.e. strcpy() and printf(), like I always explain to my friends), SCL (Standard C++ Library, i.e. STL and streams), ATL and MFC. I also happen...
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    Optimizing C++ Code : Overview

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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 explains the flow of data within the Visual C++ compiler – starting with our C++ source program, and ending with a corresponding...
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