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Improving C++ Intellisense Performance with PCH

Thank you to everyone who has submitted feedback on the Visual Studio Release Candidate. We have received feedback that C++ Intellisense performance is slower. One way to improve this is to enable Pre-Compiled Headers usage for Intellisense parser. Andy Rich has written a detailed post on intellisense PCH usage that gives some additional ...
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Project settings changes with VS2010

Hi, I am Andreea Isac, a developer on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft. I would like to present you a summary of all project settings that are stored in a different manner or place with Visual Studio 2010, compared with previous VS releases.   MSBuild syntax If you explore your project files on disk, you will notice that our default ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Is Now Available For Download

We are very excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2010’s Release Candidate. The official announcement can be found on Soma’s blog. You can download the RC from this location and it includes a go-live license for people who want to deploy in their production environment. This release incorporates many Customer Connect bug...
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Windows7 and Visual C++ Developer Resources

Hi, I am Sridhar Madhugiri a Developer on the WinC++ team. I have worked in different areas of Visual C++ including Libraries, Code Gen and most recently on the IDE. In this blog entry, I will highlight development resources for new features in Windows 7. Integrating these features in your application can light up your application when run on...
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ATL support for Transaction File System

Hello, My name is Weidong Huang, and I am an SDET on the Visual C++ team. Today, I would like to talk a little about ATL support for Transaction File System in Visual Studio 2010. What is Transactional File System? Transactional File System is a new technology first introduced in Windows Vista. It enables you to roll back ...
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