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Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 1 of 3

As we promised a few weeks ago, welcome to the first post in a series where we’ll explore a full end-to-end app developed with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit. During this series we’ll develop a 3D dice roller that allows you to roll a 6-sided die by tapping or clicking it. In the process of rolling a number, the die will jump and...
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Visual C++ Developer Survey

Hi, my name is Sumit Kumar and I am a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft. We are conducting a survey to understand what can we do to make Visual Studio more useful for C++ development in organizations like yours. If you have 15 minutes (maybe less), I would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts in our survey at https...
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Connecting to Facebook with the C++ REST SDK

Hi, this is Andy Rich from the C++ QA team.  Previously, I showed you how you can use the C++ REST API to connect to Live services, but this is just one of many web services that you can use the REST API with.  In this blog post, I will walk you through creating a Windows 8 Store App that will log a user into Facebook and download ...
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Advanced Developers Conference 2013: C++

The Advanced Developers Conference 2013 takes place May 7-8 this year with sessions on building modern device apps, drivers, graphics development, debugging, creating and consuming cloud services, performance and much more. Here are a couple session descriptions cribbed from the ADC site to whet your appetite: There is still plenty of time...
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Guest Post – The Expression Evaluator

Hi. My name is Ofek Shilon and I blog mostly about various VC++ tricks I come by. Today I’d like to explicitly introduce a debugging feature we all use daily but seldom refer to it by name – the native expression evaluator (abbreviated EE below). The Basics Every time you use the Watch window, a lot is going on behind the scenes...
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Connecting to Live with the C++ REST SDK

Hi, I’m Andy Rich, a QA on the C++ team.  Last week, the C++ team released the C++ REST SDK (codename “Casablanca”) on CodePlex (http://casablanca.codeplex.com).  This blog post will walk you through using the C++ REST SDK to connect your Windows Store apps to Windows Live services.  This example ...
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