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Enums, Macros, Unicode and Token-Pasting

Enums, Macros, Unicode and Token-PastingHi, 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 as class, variable, and function.  Having the list of types in one file makes it ...
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Get a feel for the new MFC features using samples

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 not going to cost you one cent if you already have Visual Studio 2008 RTM installed. But ...
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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Refresh

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=d466226b-8dab-445f-a7b4-448b326c48e7&displaylang=en. Here is a summary of the issues ...
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WinSDK for SRV2008 and VS2008

Some customers have reported issues with vcvars32.bat in VS2008 after installing the Windows Server 2008 SDK. Karin Meier from the WinSDK Team just posted a workaround at http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3204202&SiteID=1&mode=1 Thanks,Visual C++ Development Team...
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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Setup & Deployment Issues

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 issues and their workarounds is provided below.  These issues will all be addressed via ...
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Channel 9 Video: Andy Ayers – Understanding the Phoenix Compiler Framework

To celebrate the recent release of the next interim version of the Phoenix SDK (http://connect.microsoft.com/phoenix), we asked Charles to do another of his excellent Channel 9 videos on Phoenix (and it has been a little since the last Channel 9 video on Phoenix too.) Andy Ayers, an Architect on the Phoenix project, spent an hour talking about...
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MFC Update Powered by BCGSoft

Late last year, the Visual C++ team announced that we would focus more squarely on native code development. One of the areas highlighted in that message was renewed investment in native libraries. We’re pleased, then, to announce the release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack!  The Feature Pack is a freely available download ...
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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Released!

The final release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack is now available for download.  This release provides several exciting features for C++ developers, such as a major update to MFC and an implementation of TR1.  These features are fully covered under Microsoft’s standard support policies.   The Feature Pack is ...
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