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

"Build On The Fly" Testing
"Build On The Fly" Testing
Hello. This is Pengpeng again.  I wrote a blog not long ago talking about security testing for the Visual C++ IDE as a parser. The IDE is definitely a lot more than just a parser. Among other things, it provides an integrated software development experience with browsing, go to definition, go to declaration, quick info, auto completion &...
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QA Gauntlet
QA Gauntlet
Hello.  I’m Rob Huyett, an SDET on the VC Libraries team.  My topic for today isn’t really anything about new technology, or the wonders of Orcas, or anything like that.  It’s really just to give you all a little view of how things work around here.  I’m writing today to talk about one of the tools ...
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What Compiler Does the Compiler Team Use…and Decoding Version Numbers
What Compiler Does the Compiler Team Use…and Decoding Version Numbers
Hi: Jonathan Caves here.  Recently I received some queries from users wanting to know what version of the Visual C++ compiler I use in my daily work. Well...that’s not really a simple question as I tend to use several different versions of the compiler. <aside>Before I proceed a little aside on decoding the Visual C++ ...
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Visual C++ Code Model
Visual C++ Code Model
Hi, my name is Vytautas Leonavičius, and I'm recent addition to VC++ IDE dev team. My focus areas are VC Wizards and VC++ Code Model (CM). Today, I’d like to talk about future of the CM. In a sentence (actually, two sentencesJ), the VC++ CM is a collection of classes that allows a client to get source code reflected in objects. ...
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The Future of the C++ Language
The Future of the C++ Language
Hello, world!  Today, I (Stephan T. Lavavej, library dev) would like to present one question and one Orcas bugfix.   First, the question: What is the future of C++?  Or, phrased crudely, does C++ have a future?  Will it grow and evolve, with programmers using it in new application domains and finding ways to use it more ...
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Soma Blog: Visual C++ Futures
Soma Blog: Visual C++ Futures
Earlier this week Soma, Vice President for the Microsoft Developer Division, blogged about the future of Visual C++.  Please check out what he has to say and feel free to leave comments for him on our strategy.  You can check out his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/08/08/visual-c-futures.aspx. The ...
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Testing Compiler Diagnostics…and a Cool IDE Tip!
Testing Compiler Diagnostics…and a Cool IDE Tip!
Hello everyone, this is Jamie Eckman.  The last time I posted I was an SDET (tester) on the Libraries team.  I’ve since moved to the Compiler team, still as an SDET.  One thing we see a lot of on both teams is compiler diagnostics: warnings and errors.One of our Libraries developers, Stephan T. Lavavej, wrote this last ...
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&quot;How Do I&quot; Videos
&quot;How Do I&quot; Videos
A number of “How Do I” videos for native development are now available on MSDN.  These videos are designed to help developers new to Visual C++ 2005 become more productive using the environment.  You can check out this training at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/visualc/bb496952.aspx The Visual C++ Development ...
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Support Policy for ATL Server Library
Support Policy for ATL Server Library
Recently the VC++ team released ATL Server as a shared source library on Codeplex.com  to allow its user community to enhance the library in different directions and at a faster pace than we are able to support. Since then we have received some questions about how this impacts the support policy for ATL Server. The impact of releasing ATL...
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Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Beta 2 Now Available!
Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas) Beta 2 Now Available!
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (codename "Orcas") Beta 2 is now available for download.  We encourage you to download and try this early release. As the goal of this preview is to gather feedback from the developer community, please use Microsoft Connect to report any issues, or to suggest improvements.  You can use the VC++ Orcas ...
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