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Managing a Huge Test Matrix with Automation
Managing a Huge Test Matrix with Automation
Hi, my name is Matt Travis and I’m an SDET on the Visual C++ Front End team.  In addition to my work on the Front End, I’ve been working on an automated rolling test system to help manage the huge test matrix we have in Visual C++.  Our next release, Orcas, will have to run on the usual slew of Windows versions, ...
Channel 9: Dive into STL/CLR
Channel 9: Dive into STL/CLR
In this new Channel 9 video, Nikola Dudar dives deep into the STL/CLR functionality shipping in Orcas.  If you want to take advantage of BCL while using STL syntax and idioms, then this technology is for you.  Watch the video or read his previous blog post to learn more!Thanks,The Visual C++ team...
Channel 9: Visual C++ Today and Tomorrow
Channel 9: Visual C++ Today and Tomorrow
Bill Dunlap and Steve Teixeira from the Visual C++ development team talk about product strategy on Channel 9.  If you want to know where Visual C++ is heading, then you'll definitely want to watch this interview.  Check out the video at https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=281987. Thanks, The Visual C++ Team...
Digging Into Problems
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, ...
Using Code Coverage to Improve Orcas Quality
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 ...
ATL Server: Visual C++ shared source software
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
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 ...
Spy++ Internals
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!
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 ...
Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released
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 ...