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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    Game Debugging in Visual Studio 11

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    Hi! I am Amit Mohindra , a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. We believe Metro style games and graphics-intensive apps present a huge opportunity for developers on new devices such as tablets. The primary API for accessing the full power of the...
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    Announcing a major MFC update plus TR1 support

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    As an update to Visual Studio 2008, we’re pleased to announce a major new release of the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). Using these components, developers will be able to create applications with the “look & feel” of Microsoft’s most popular...
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    Compiler Bugs Fixed In Visual Studio 2012

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    Following STL Bugs Fixed In Visual Studio 2012 , here are similar lists for the compiler front-end (responsible for parsing C++)... ID Title 599151 Using declaration for a name of a type does not work in MS C++ compilers ...
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    POGO

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    Pogo aka PGO aka Profile Guided Optimization My name is Lawrence Joel and I am a Software Developer Engineer in Testing working with the C/C++ Backend Compiler group. For today's topic I want to blog about a pretty cool compiler optimization called...
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    VC Runtime Binding...

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    Hello, I am George Mileka, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries Team. After we released the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack back in April, we got a lot of useful feedback from MVPs and customers. One of the areas that definitely needed clarification is...
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    STL Bugs Fixed In Visual Studio 2012

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    After Pat's post last week about MFC bugs fixed in Visual Studio 2012 (aka VC11), I thought that a similar list for the STL would be interesting: ID Title 492128 std::locale constructor modifies global locale via "setlocale...
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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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    NuGet for C++

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    The wait is over. NuGet support for C++ projects is here . Quick Links • NuGet 2.5 Download page: https://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/96733 • CoApp’s Powershell Tools Installer to create C++ NuGet packages: http://coapp.org/releases...
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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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    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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    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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    Visual Studio “14” CTP

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    Today, the Visual Studio "14" CTP was released. Soma writes all about it on his blog . Go ahead and click over to read the article, especially the section on Visual C++ conformance updates with an updated conformance roadmap. Pause. Cool, huh? ...
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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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    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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    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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    Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Setup & Deployment Issues

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    Unfortunately, a set of setup & deployment issues have been reported with the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack. Some of these are blocking issues and, as a result, we are currently working on a refresh of the Feature Pack. In the interim, a list of the...
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    Quick Tips On Using Whole Program Optimization

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    Hi, I’m Jerry Goodwin from the Visual C++ code generation and optimization team, with a couple quick tips on using Whole Program Optimization, also referred to as Link Time Code Generation (LTCG). If you’re writing native C++ code, you can typically...
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    Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) – Under the Hood

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    To introduce myself I am Ankit Asthana and I am the program manager for the backend C++ compiler. In my last few blogs I provided an introduction to what PGO is all about along with case studies which covered how Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) is used...
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    Managed Debugger Expression Evaluator

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    Hi, my name is James Wang and I am a software design engineer in the Visual C++ Front End team. One of my testing areas is C++ debugger expression evaluators. That is the engine that evaluate the expressions you put in the debugger watch windows. Currently...
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    ATL and MFC changes and fixes 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 would like to share with you the changes that we’ve made in ATL and MFC for Visual Studio 2013. One of the major changes we made was to eliminate...
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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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    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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    shared_ptr - Advanced STL, Part 1

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    Part 1 of my video lecture series exploring the Standard Template Library's implementation is now available. In this part, I explain how some of shared_ptr's magic works, including type erasure and make_shared<T>()'s optimizations that save both...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Is Now Available For Download

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    We are very pleased to announce we have released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. You can read the official Beta 2 announcement on Soma’s blog. The Visual C++ team has added a few new features and, of course, many bug fixes. The additional features include...
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    C++ IDE Performance Improvement in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

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    My name is Li Shao. I am a Senior Software Design Engineer in Test on the VC++ team. In this blog, I would like to share the performance enhancements we've made in VS 2013 Preview to improve the C++ IDE and build system. Performance is a vital part...
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