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Channel 9: Documenting Development Technologies
Channel 9: Documenting Development Technologies
This channel 9 interview features our very own Gordon Hogenson, the Visual C++ Documentation Manager who has recently released his first book “C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET”. Gordon has worked as a manager, technical writer and test engineer for Visual C++, C# and other Microsoft products over the past 9 years. ...
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Diagnosing Hidden ODR Violations in Visual C++ (and fixing LNK2022)
Diagnosing Hidden ODR Violations in Visual C++ (and fixing LNK2022)
Hi, my name is Andy Rich, and I’m a tester on the front-end compiler.  Last time I posted here, I discussed several aspects of testing conformance in the C++ compiler, which is a large part of my job.  Another large part of what I do is diagnosing bugs in the compiler.  These come from a variety of sources, such as ...
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Improving Our Servicing Experience
Improving Our Servicing Experience
This is the second time I’ve experienced the “end game” of a product cycle in VC++. It is always a wonderful time: looking back at all the accomplishments, the satisfaction of seeing all the cool new features working smoothly together, the eagerness of finding and fixing every single bug! The pressure is still on while ...
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Testing the Visual C++ IDE
Testing the Visual C++ IDE
Hello folks! Alvin Chardon, VC++ IDE QA member here.  I write to our readers today, not with a specific topic in mind, but with a few different thoughts collected during the Orcas product cycle. Hopefully, by the end of this narrative we can take that collection of ideas and form a coherent statement.  Don’t worry, I&rsquo...
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Marshaling Library in Orcas
Marshaling Library in Orcas
Hi, I am Weidong Huang, an SDET on the VC++ library team.  I joined MS six months ago and have had a wonderful experience so far. In this post, I would like to talk about a new feature of Orcas, the Marshaling Library, which is also the first feature I’ve worked on at MS.What is marshaling library?The marshaling library helps to ...
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Visual Studio Express Orcas
Visual Studio Express Orcas
The Community Technology Preview of the Visual Studio Express "Orcas" product is available for download now. Try out the CTP for the Visual C++ "Orcas" Express Edition and let us know your feedback. You can use the VC++ Orcas Forums to discuss relates issues.Looking forward to your feedback!Thanks,The Visual C++ Development Team...
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Header files and the preprocessor – Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em
Header files and the preprocessor – Can't Live With 'em, Can't Live Without 'em
Hello, my name is Richard Russo.  I'm the newest member of the Visual C++ compiler front-end developer team, having started in January.  I'm not new to MS though as I spent the last three years working on Windows Vista.  I'm excited to be on the front-end team because compiler development has been a hobby of mine for a few years...
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Channel 9: VC++ Safe Libraries and More
Channel 9: VC++ Safe Libraries and More
Our Channel 9 season continues, this time with a video featuring Ale Contenti, Senior Development Lead on the VC++ libraries team. Much of Ale’s recent work has been on the Safe Libraries (for example, the Safe CRT). Here Ale talks about making the STL safer and goes deep explaining how checked and unchecked iterators work internally and...
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Resource Editor Updates for Orcas
Resource Editor Updates for Orcas
Hi,My name is Bogdan Mihalcea; I’m a developer in the Visual C++ IDE team. In the course of the last few months we have updated the Resource Editor to support new Windows Vista features and guidelines.We concentrated our efforts around the Dialog Editor, Image Editor and Icon Editor. Below you will find a summary of the updates we have ...
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Visual C++ Orcas Feature Specifications online
Visual C++ Orcas Feature Specifications online
To allow customers to evaluate and plan for our upcoming "Visual Studio Orcas" release (and to highlight exactly what we have accomplished), we are sharing our Orcas Feature Specifications as soon as features make it out the door – either via a Community Technology Preview (CTP) or, in the future, as part of an Orcas Beta. The March CTP...
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