C++ Team Blog

The latest in C++, Visual Studio, VS Code, and vcpkg from the MSFT C++ team

VC++ IDE / Design Time Stress Testing

Hi, my name is Jianhua Li, and I am a VC++ IDE QA. Today I am going to talk about VC++ IDE / Design Time stress testing. What is stress testing? Design Time Stress (DTS) is part of a broader set of reliability quality criteria focused on measuring an application's robustness, availability and reliability under stressful conditions.  It's ...

decltype: C++0x Features in VC10, Part 3

Part 1 of this series covered lambdas, auto, and static_assert. Part 2 of this series covered rvalue references, which enable move semantics and perfect forwarding. Today, I'm going to talk about decltype, which allows perfect forwarding functions to have arbitrary return types.  It's of interest to people who are writing highly...

Tech-Ed North America 2009

Most of you must be aware of the upcoming Microsoft® Tech·Ed North America 2009 in Los Angeles.  This event provides hands-on learning, deep product exploration and opportunities to connect with industry and Microsoft experts one-to-one.  Anyone attending and interested in C++ development will find the following Tech.Ed ...

VC MSBuild Extensibility Example

Hello, my name is Felix Huang and I am a developer on the Visual C++ team.  Over the last year, I worked on making the build system in Visual Studio 2010 more flexible with MSBuild system as the foundation.  For those who felt the need to use batch scripts to power your builds, I hope that this new system would provide you with that...

Interested in using web services in your native C/C++ code?

If you are planning to use web services in your native C/C++, here is how you can learn how you can do that. 1)      On 04/01/2009, Nikola Dudar will be hosting a web cast on Windows Web Services API as part of   Microsoft Virtual TechDays for Developers. Nikola is going to introduce Windows Web ...

Some VS2005 and VS2008 Wizards Pop Up Script Error.

Visual C++ team has discovered that after installing the current release of Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer 8), some VC++ wizards do not function correctly.  The products affected are Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008.  Following are the affected wizards:-          Add ...

Repackaged VC9 SP1 Hotfix For The vector<function<FT>> Crash

Back in December, I blogged about a hotfix for the vector<function<FT>> crash in VC9 SP1.  An observant reader, User, commented that the hotfix had been packaged incorrectly.  We've fixed this problem, and you can now download the repackaged hotfix. Stephan T. LavavejVisual C++ Libraries Developer...

GS

My name is Hongwei Qi and I am a Software Design Engineer in Test on the Visual C++ compiler code generation team. In this post I want to share with you the enhancements planned for the GS feature in Visual Studio 2010.  Evolution of GS A lot of code written in C and C++ has vulnerabilities that leave their users open to buffer ...

Performance Tests

Hello everyone, I’m Asmaa Taha; I’m a test developer in the Visual C++ compiler optimization test team.Our Team has various testing systems that automate the testing and reporting processes to convey the state of the product to our feature teams. Some of them are useful in automating the feature testing we have for the compiler (...

Testing VC++ Compiler and Intellisense

Hello,My name is Rashid Sarwar and I am on Visual C++ Compiler Front End team. I have been on this team for several months and have learned many things on how to test a complier. In this post I will be sharing with you how we test our Visual C++ compiler and it’s Intellisense. Testing features in a compiler is not easy as each ...