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Linker warning LNK4221, and some tips to avoid it

Hello, my name is Chandler Shen, a developer from Visual C++ Shanghai team. There is some confusion about warning LNK4221 and whether it is safe to ignore it. I would like to give an explanation on when you may encounter this warning and provide tips for some typical scenarios and workarounds. What does LNK4221 mean?   When building ...
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Intellisense and Browsing with C++0x

Hello Everyone, My name is Sunny Gupta and I am a SDET on VC++ IDE & Compiler team. In this blog I will be talking about the IDE support for Cpp0x. What is C++0x??C++0x is the name for the next version of the C++ Programming Language Standard.  For VC 10, the C++ 0x features that have been implemented in the compiler so far are &...
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VC++ Directories in Visual Studio 2010

If you recently started using VS2010 and were wondering what happened to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > VC++ Directories UI, Brian Tyler has all the details in his new post on the VSProject blog. Check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/vsproject/archive/2009/07/07/vc-directories.aspx.We hope you’ll enjoy the new ...
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X64/Itanium platforms missing when Win7 SDK RC installed sidebyside with VS2008 RTM

If Win7 SDK (RC) is installed SidebySide with Visual Studio 2008 RTM before Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is installed, x64 and Itanium platform will not be available from the New Platform drop-down list. Build targeting x64 and Itanium will also fail. To work around the issue, please refer to this post.  Note that the issue has been fixed in ...
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