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Announcing the VC++ 2015 Migration Virtual Development Laboratory

The Visual C++ Team is pleased to announce the VC++ 2015 Migration Virtual Development Laboratory (Virtual DevLab) which will run from April 18th through September 30th of this year. A Virtual DevLab is a kind of remote assistance where Microsoft's Visual C++ Team will help you with questions and code inspection. Most of the time will be ...
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Optimizing the Layout of Empty Base Classes in VS2015 Update 2

The C++ Standard has only a handful of requirements regarding how a class is laid out in memory, one of which is that the size of a most derived object shall have a non-zero size and shall occupy one or more bytes of storage. Because this requirement only extends to most derived objects, base class subobjects are not subjected to that ...
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UserVoice Suggestions Completed in Visual Studio 2015

We continue to receive many helpful suggestions and comments from the community on the Visual Studio UserVoice site. Your contributions help us improve Visual Studio and the C++ experience for developers. Thank you. The following suggestions were marked as "completed" for Visual Studio 2015 (up to Update 2 RC...
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