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IntelliSense, Part 2 (The Future)

Hi, Jim Springfield again.  This post covers our current work to fundamentally change how we implement Intellisense and code browsing for C++ in Visual Studio 10.  I previously covered the history of Intellisense and outlined many of the problems that we face.  See here http://blogs.msdn.com/vcblog/archive/2007/12/18/...
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Channel 9: Stephan T. Lavavej: Digging into C++ Technical Report 1 (TR1)

Hello Recently we shipped a beta of our MFC/TR1 Feature Pack that, naturally enough, included a large update to MFC and an implementation of “TR1” (if you are unsure just what exactly TR1 is then you can read this VC Blog post.). To celebrate the TR1 availability, Charles Torre (Channel 9) visited with Stephan T. Lavavej, our ...
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TR1 Slide Decks

Hi, I'm Stephan, the Visual C++ Libraries Developer working on TR1.   Recently, I gave 3 presentations within Microsoft about the most novel components of TR1: shared_ptr, regex, and the additions to <functional> (including mem_fn(), bind(), and tr1::function).  These presentations explained where to use, how to use, and how ...
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The Implications of Fixing a Corner Case Bug in a Common Code Path

My name is Bogdan Mihalcea and I’m a developer in VC++ Development Team. For the last three years in the team I worked in almost all the areas of IDE (Intellisense, Project System, Resource Editor, Debugger). Recently we were engaged in fixing various bugs in our product for VS9 SP1. In multiple instances we were facing similar bugs that...
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Prefast And SAL Annotations

One thing that continues to amaze me are the powerful tools available to developers and QA nowadays. Application performance can be improved through profiling and optimization tools operating statically and/or dynamically on the binary (using PGO for example).   Testing metrics become more accurate when using instrumentation and code...
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