C++ Team Blog

C++ tutorials, C and C++ news, and information about Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Vcpkg from the Microsoft C++ team.

Digging Into Problems
Hello my name is Steven Toscano, I am an SDET Tech Lead on the Visual C++ team.  I am currently working in the IDE group focusing on improving our testing methodologies and expanding our library of tools.  I’ve been a member of many teams across Visual C++ during my 7 year career including front-end, back-end optimizers, libra
Using Code Coverage to Improve Orcas Quality
Hi, my name is Ann Zhou and I’m an SDET (Software Design Engineer in Test) tech lead on the Visual C++ Libraries team. Today I would like to share with you something that we have been doing to improve the quality of our testing in Orcas.After we shipped VS2005, the Developer Division and the VC++ team decided to take a look at the qualit
ATL Server: Visual C++ shared source software
Overview The Visual C++ team is very pleased to announce our plans to release the source code of ATL Server as a shared source project on CodePlex in March 2007. With this release you will now have the opportunity to add all the features and functionality you want to ATL Server and you can even share your expertise and code directly with
Using RibbonX with C++ and ATL
Jensen Harris’ blog hosts an interesting article on Using RibbonX with C++ and ATL.  RibbonX is the user interface extensibility model for Office developers.  The article is written by Eric Faller who’s one of the developers behind the design and implementation of RibbonX. For more info about RibbonX, check out the docume
Spy++ Internals
Hi, my name is Pat Brenner and I’m a software design engineer on the Visual C++ libraries team.  I recently rejoined the Visual C++ team after almost 10 years in the Visual Studio environment team.  I am also the owner of Spy++.  While I did not originally write Spy++, I owned it from around 1993 until around 2003, and now
An Update to STL/CLR is Complete!
Hello everyone,I am excited to announce that the Visual C++ libraries team has completed another major update of STL/CLR and integrated it with Visual C++ Orcas. Depending on the schedule of internal integrations, you should expect to see this new version of STL/CLR in the February or March CTP for Visual Studio (codename Orcas). We are also w
Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released
The Visual C++ team is excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2005 SP1!!!  The Service pack launched on Friday December 15, 2006 and is available for download here: VS2005SP1   This SP addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. There are over 4
Vista-style File Dialogs with MFC
Hey all,  I’m Peter-Michael Osera, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ Compiler Front End.  As the VC++ team winds down for the holidays, we’d like to share some of the new features that we’re excited about adding into Orcas.  As for my part, I’ve been helping out the libraries team with their work t
Bugs reported on the Connect website – pardon our faux pas
Hello On the Visual C++ team we really value customer feedback and strive to make every interaction between ourselves and our customers as rewarding as possible. Recently we were reading a post on one of our Forums and were concerned to see a customer commenting about not receiving feedback on Visual C++ bugs they had reported on the Micr
Managed Extensions for C++ to C++/CLI conversion tool
As you may already know from previous communications, members of the Visual C++ team have (occasionally) worked on a tool to assist developers who wanted to port their source code from the “Managed Extensions for C++” syntax to the new “C++/CLI” syntax. As mentioned in the earlier post, the intended audience of the tool