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Fixing "Unsatisfied forward declaration" error from MIDL

Earlier this week I was helping a customer port some code from Visual Studio 2005 to a beta build of Orcas when we noticed an interesting change of behavior in how the new version of midl.exe (from the Windows Vista SDK release) was parsing code.  In case you run into the issue, here's a brief description, along with what we did to work ...
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Fuzz Testing

Hello. My name is Pengpeng Wang, a new VC++ IDE QA member. I joined Microsoft and the VC++ IDE team just a little over four months ago. These four months have been quite an experience for me. It still seems like yesterday that I was struggling with my first .NET “hello world” assignment. My mentor, Alvin (yes the Alvin Chardon guy ...
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Fixing COM Interface Redefinition Error

Hello my name is Steven Toscano and I work on the Visual C++ IDE team.  Recently we had a customer visit that exposed a common problem people are seeing when migrating to VS2005 from older versions of VS. You will encounter this problem if you have defined an interface with the same name as one of the interfaces introduced in the ...
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Testing VCRedist

Hi everyone,My name is Rob Huyett, and I’m an SDET on the Visual C++ Libraries team.  I’ve been here at Microsoft for just a little over a year.  One of my recurring duties here is to test VCRedist in its various forms.VCRedist (just in case you aren’t already familiar with the term) refers to the process of ...
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Update on the C++-0x Language Standard

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. As part of this process at the recent meeting of this committee (near Oxford, England) ...
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