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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    BUILD 2014 begins tomorrow, no fooling!

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    ** Update 4/2 9am ** Are you watching the keynote live at http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp? The BUILD conference begins tomorrow. Here are few things you, our loyal Visual C++ blog readers, should know: You can watch live on Channel...
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    Linker Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

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    For developer scenarios, linking takes the lion's share of the application's build time. From our investigation we know that the Visual C++ linker spends a large fraction of its time in preparing, merging and finally writing out debug information. This...
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    DirectX 12

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    For Friday, how about more information about DirectX 12 announced at GDC earlier this week? DirectX 12 introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX. Direct3D is one of the most critical pieces of a game or game...
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    cppcon registration open!

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    From cppcon : Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled " Make Simple Tasks Simple!...
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    A Case of the Twitters

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    Do you watch the Twitterverse for interesting stuff about C++, development, life, the universe and everything? We do and in today's post share some recent Tweets that crossed our ( @visualc ) path: Users are not morons, ok maybe we are . but if...
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    Shrink my Program Database (PDB) file

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    Overview PDB's (Program Database file), PDB stands for Program Database , a proprietary file format (developed by Microsoft ) for storing debugging information about a program (or, commonly, binaries such as a DLL or EXE ). PDB files commonly have...
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    AVX2 Support in Visual Studio C++ Compiler

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    AVX2 is yet another extension to the venerable x86 line of processors, doubling the width of its SIMD vector registers to 256 bits, and adding dozens of new instructions . AVX2 shipped with Intel's latest processor micro-architecture, codenamed " Haswell...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

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    Today, we have released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 , a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC. This update release preview includes several significant feature additions as well as fixes. You can see full details in the release...
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    Why C++?

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    A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to share a few scenarios where C++ really matters to an internal audience from the field. No demo code or sample projects were reviewed, just the scenarios and first-hand examples. Why C++? Learn "what those...
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    Winter ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report

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    Herb Sutter posted highlights from the Winter ISO C++ meeting held last week in sunny Issaquah, WA: The major work of this meeting was to complete processing of the national body comments received in last summer's comment ballot for the upcoming C...
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    The Old New C++ Thing

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    I've spent many hours reading articles on Raymond Chen's blog, The Old New Thing . It is one of the most popular blogs on MSDN with content ranging from concerts at the Seattle Symphony to Win32 and marriage and native programming . Included are a number...
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    Ghost of VCBlog Posts Past

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    You don't need to call Ghostbusters. Spend some time (re)reading some great posts from the Visual C++ team blog past. There really are some hidden gems in there! C++ Debugger Tips by Sergey Grankin (8/2006) describes the "special expression and...
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    Advanced Developers Conference 2014

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    The Advanced Developers Conference 2014 takes place April 29-30 in Munich. This years sessions will be about modern device apps, debugging, drivers, graphics,cloud services and much more. The conference will host about 200 attendees with a broad range...
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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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    Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++

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    The Windows Azure Storage team has announced the availability of a new Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++. This is a preview release and they are looking for your feedback. This release includes support for blob, table, and queue storage abstractions...
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    C++ in MSDN Magazine

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    Just in case you have forgotten to look at MSDN Magazine in the last few months, here are a few great articles from MVPs, Microsoft folks and other experts: Kenny Kerr writes the column Windows with C++ . This month, the focus is regular expressions...
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    Examining stack traces of objects using Visual Studio 2013

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    It is quite common to have a program stopped in the debugger due to a crash or assertion caused by an object being in a bad state, and to track down the problem, you need to figure out how it got that way. In many cases, the call stack of the object's...
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    STL Resources on MSDN

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    Before reviewing the excellent standard template library resources on MSDN (including Channel 9), did you know Visual Studio 2013.1 (Update 1) is available now? Brian Harry writes about the release on his blog, mentioning that the release is smaller and...
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    Exception Boundaries

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    In modern C++, exceptions are the preferred method of runtime error reporting and handling. Yes, there are some cases where other forms of error reporting may be more appropriate—error codes, for example—but generally exceptions are preferred...
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    Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project [[Version 2.0]]

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    We are thrilled to announce version 2.0 of the PDB Project extension on the Visual Studio Gallery . PDB Project, as the name suggests, takes the information contained in a .pdb file to create a C++ project. The Information extracted from the .pdb includes...
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    Kinect for Windows C++ Samples

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    Kinect for Windows enables developers like you to create applications that allow users to interact naturally with the computer by gesturing and speaking. You probably already know this. But did you know there are plenty of samples written in C++ using...
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    Code Debugging Content in Community

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    A few days ago, we called out some of the great debugging topics on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Library. Here are some excellent resources outside of the MSDN Library (in no particular order except the last one): Simultaneously debugging...
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    Code Debugging Topics on MSDN

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    The MSDN Library is a rich source of information about Microsoft products and technologies including Visual Studio and Visual C++. This post calls out some of the great code debugging topics available for Visual C++ native code developers. The best...
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    Weathr, a 3D Weather App now on CodePlex

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    Welcome to 2014. May all your C++ code run perfectly! Thomas Petchel wanted really to explore the intersection among C++, DirectX, and XAML in the context of a Windows Store app. The result? Weathr , a 3D weather app for windows 8.1. It is a...
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    Asynchronous programming in C++ using resumable functions and await

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    As you know we recently released the Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP . One of the many features in this CTP is the support for resumable functions and await. In this blog post, I want to touch upon some examples where these features make the experience...
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