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Precompiled Header Files in Visual Studio 2010

Hello, this is Andy Rich from the Visual C++ front-end team. Today, I’ll be discussing the use of precompiled header files (aka PCH files) in our new intellisense architecture. Back in May, Boris briefly mentioned an intellisense optimization based on precompiled header technology. This post will elaborate on that comment by providing a ...
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How to read/write the new Visual C++ project properties

Visual C++ 2010 introduces several new project properties and item metadata that are not accessible via the traditional VC interfaces.  Andrew Arnott discusses the new way to read and write project properties in Visual C++ 2010 using the IVCRulePropertyStorage interface here...
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Dialog Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2010

Hello, my name is Daofa Li, and I am on the Visual C++ QA team. In this post I will be sharing with you the improvements in Dialog Editor for Visual Studio 2010. In Visual Studio 2010, we have improved Dialog Editor in the following features: ·         Add mockup image support to help layout controls ...
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VCBuild vs. C++ MSBuild on the Command Line

In Visual Studio 2010, the command line tool vcbuild.exe will be replaced by msbuild.exe. The executable change does mean switches will change, too.  To help make the migration easier, I have created this table as a quick guide to the new switches and highlight some differences between the tools.  The table below isn’t a ...
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DIA based Stack Walking

Hello, I am Manish Vasani, an SDET on the VC++ compiler backend team. In this series of posts, I will talk about call stacks and how to use the DIA SDK for implementing a stack walking client that builds a call stack. If you are interested in knowing how debuggers build the call stack or want to write an application that dumps the call stack ...