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Inside the C++/CX Design

Hello. This is Jim Springfield, an architect on the Visual C++ team. Today, I want to give some insight into the new language extensions, officially called C++/CX, which was designed to support the new API model in Windows 8. If you attended //BUILD/, watched some of the sessions online, or have been playing with the prerelease of Visual ...
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Announcing Wrox’s Professional C++, 2nd Edition

Greetings! I’m Marc Gregoire, a Microsoft MVP VC++ since 2007, and I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve finished work on my book “Professional C++, Second Edition”. This second edition includes the latest C++ standard, C++11, and is based on the great first edition written by Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper. The book is published...
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C9::GoingNative 2: the Windows Runtime Library (WRL)

We're back with the third installment of C9::GoingNative. At the recent //BUILD conference, we introduced a series of technologies targeting the upcoming version of the Windows platform. One of those consists in some extensions to the C++ language, intended to help developers bridge their C++ logic to the Windows Runtime (WinRT) environment...
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Asynchronous Operations in Windows 8 with the Parallel Patterns Library (PPL)

The Concurrency Runtime team is working on the next generation of the Parallel Patterns Library (PPL) that will help you consume asynchronous operations in your apps using a simpler development model than the one Windows 8 has built-in as part of its Windows Runtime.In that sense, they recently published a blog post explaining the rationale ...
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Building Metro Style Apps with C++ and JavaScript

Hi, I’m Raman Sharma, a Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. As seen a few weeks ago at //BUILD, in the next version of Visual Studio you’ll be able to create Metro style app with Javascript. But this doesn't mean that Javascript is the only language you can use. There are several reasons to leverage compiled code as well. ...
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C++11 Features in Visual C++ 11

UPDATE - March 2, 2012: the range-based for-loop and override/final v1.0 have been implemented in VC11 Beta. There's a new C++ Standard and a new version of Visual C++, and it's time to reveal what features from the former we're implementing in the latter!Terminology notes: During its development, the new C++ Standard was (optimistically...
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First Look at the New C++ IDE Productivity Features in Visual Studio 11 (Cont’d…)

Hi! I am Amit Mohindra, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. Earlier in the month my colleague Sumit Kumar had talked about some of the exciting IDE features in the next version of Visual Studio. Today I will just add to that list a few more features that we have done in the next version of the IDE to help you be more productive.  ...
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First Look at the New C++ IDE Productivity Features in Visual Studio 11

Hi! I am Sumit Kumar, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. Today I will talk to you about some of the exciting new IDE functionality in the next version of Visual Studio that will make you, the C++ developer, more productive with your daily code focused tasks. In this blog post you will get a preview of the new features that help ...
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GoingNative: a New Channel 9 Show Dedicated to Native Development

GoingNative is a new, monthly show on Channel 9 dedicated to native development and native developers, with an emphasis on modern C++. In our inaugural episode, we keep things light and easy as we introduce you to what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how it will go down. The main goal of episode 0 is to introduce the cast of characters, ...
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Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

We got just published “Developing Windows Applications in C++”,  an article series created by C++ Most Valuable Professional Kate Gregory. This material is aimed at C++ developers who want to learn how to write Windows applications. It won’t teach you C++, or how to use Windows as an end user. But if you know C++ and ...
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