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Custom Build Steps, Tools, and Events

In VS 2008, Visual C++ had a couple of the simple scenarios called Custom Build Step and Custom Build Tool.  This post will discuss a couple of the simple build extension options you have, and how they’ve changed since VS 2008. Andrew Arnott discusses these scenarios and how they work in VS 2010 here...
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Quick Help on VS2010 Custom Build Rule

Hi my name is Li Shao. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test for the C++ team. In my earlier blog “Visual Studio 2010 C++ Project Upgrade Guide”, I have mentioned about the change of Custom build Rules in VS2010. In this post, I would like to explain in more detail of the new format of the Custom Build Rules and some of its ...
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Visual Studio 2010 is Now Available

I am very happy to announce that Visual Studio 2010 is now officially available! The formal announcement can be found on Soma’s blog and you can download VS 2010 from here. Visual Studio 2010 is a great release for C++ developers. Top reasons you should look at VS2010: 1.       Performance and productivity...
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Tweet your Questions on Channel 9 Live: DevConnections VS2010 Launch

Today at 11am (PST), Charles Torre will be interviewing Kate Gregory and Richard Campbell for C9 Live at DevConnections Las Vegas to dig into improvements in the native stack in Visual Studio 2010. All native developers are encouraged to tune in and tweet questions for Kate and Richard. Watch Channel 9 Live go to http://live.ch9.ms on ...
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VC++ Tip: Get detailed build throughput diagnostics using MSBuild, compiler and linker

We know that build throughput for applications are a time crunch on developer productivity. We have spent some time on improving linker throughput and other areas in VS2010, and will continue to investigate improving overall build throughput in future releases. In this blog post, we will describe a couple of options to get diagnostics for ...
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