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The Mallocator

A common question from programmers who have an intermediate amount of experience with using the STL is, "How do I write an STL allocator?".  Writing an STL allocator is not especially difficult - only two member functions are interesting, allocate() and deallocate().  However, STL allocators must satisfy a number of other ...
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Bugs fixed in MFC in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Hello, everyone.  This is Pat Brenner.  I’m an SDE on the Visual C++ Libraries team.We’ve just released Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and it includes about 55 fixes to the MFC library.  Many of these fixes are for the new features that were added in the Feature Pack, but others were bugs in the RTM version of Visual Studio...
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TR1 Fixes In VC9 SP1

STL enjoys speaking in the third person and also enjoys bringing you this exclusive news: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (VC9 SP1) contains the TR1 and MFC library extensions that were originally released in the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Refresh.  But wait!  VC9 SP1 also contains many delicious fixes for TR1 and MFC. ...
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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 RTM Now Available

Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download. Not only does this service pack include the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack but also addresses a range of issues found through customer and partner feedback.  Issues found since SP1 beta have been fixed in the release. ...
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IconWorkshop Lite Now Available for Download

Once you’ve built a great looking application, you’ll likely want to provide equally great looking icons and toolbar bitmaps.  Unfortunately, the bitmap editing tools included in Visual Studio are far from state-of-the-art.  They haven’t been updated for a long time and simply don’t provide a rich set of tools...
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