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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Is Now Available For Download

We are very pleased to announce we have released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.  You can read the official Beta 2 announcement on Soma’s blog. The Visual C++ team has added a few new features and, of course, many bug fixes. The additional features include some substantial new functionality in the MFC library and the return of the MFC ...
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Visual C++ Code Model in Visual Studio 2010

Hello, I’m Vytautas Leonavičius, a developer on the Visual C++ IDE team. Today, I’d like to discuss how the new principles we’re applying to code browsing in Visual Studio 2010 (see here and here) will affect VCCodeModel.  General information about VCCodeModel can be found here.ImprovementsBecause of our new ...
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The ATL/MFC Trace Tool and the Tracing Mechanism

Hi, I am Pat Brenner, a Software Design Engineer in the Visual C++ Libraries group.  Some time back I wrote about Spy++.  Today, I am going to write about another Visual Studio debugging tool, the ATL/MFC Trace Tool, and the tracing mechanism that it interacts with in ATL and MFC. The tracing mechanism The tracing mechanism is used ...
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Ribbon Designer

Hello, my name is Samatha Mannem and I am a QA with the IDE team. The world has become sophisticated and the time has come to make every application geeky as well as fancy. That is where ‘Ribbon’ has evolved. The recent UI designs that people are attracted to are Microsoft Office and Windows 7 ribbons. While Visual Studio 2008 SP1 included...
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