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VC at TechEd Developer Europe

 Hello Following hot on the heels of our participation at the PDC in LA, VC team members are heading off to TechEd Developer Europe. As with the PDC, this will be one of our first chances to show you some of our upcoming Visual Studio 2010 features and a great way for us to solicit your  feedback on both what we have implemented so ...

Lambdas, auto, and static_assert: C++0x Features in VC10, Part 1

The Visual C++ compiler in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 September Community Technology Preview (CTP) contains support for four C++0x language features, namely lambdas, auto, static_assert, and rvalue references.  Today, I'm going to explain the first three features in detail.  (And I'm going to dedicate an entire post to ...

Visual Studio 2010 CTP released

We are very pleased to announce that we have released Visual Studio 2010 CTP at the PDC today. See our earlier posts on this topic. The goal of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) is to obtain feedback from you on the new scenarios that we have enabled. We have defined step-by-step walkthroughs to help you discover these new scenarios. You ...

Follow-up Post on VC at the PDC

Hello After my recent post on VC at the PDC I had a number of people ask me which PDC sessions I would be attending (in other words, what sessions may interest a C++ developer.) I should say that these represent my own particular interests but I am happy to list these here as a suggestion and also to say that if anyone wants to talk to me...

Ribbon UI

For those interested in using the Ribbon UI, take a look at the just published guidelines at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc872782.aspx ...

VC at the PDC

Hello Everyone on the VC team is getting really excited about the upcoming PDC in Los Angeles. This will be our first chance to show you some of our upcoming features and a great way for us to get feedback direct from you on what we have implemented so far and what we have planned. PDCs are always one of our most exciting events to speak ...

The Mallocator

A common question from programmers who have an intermediate amount of experience with using the STL is, "How do I write an STL allocator?".  Writing an STL allocator is not especially difficult - only two member functions are interesting, allocate() and deallocate().  However, STL allocators must satisfy a number of other ...

Bugs fixed in MFC in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Hello, everyone.  This is Pat Brenner.  I’m an SDE on the Visual C++ Libraries team.We’ve just released Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and it includes about 55 fixes to the MFC library.  Many of these fixes are for the new features that were added in the Feature Pack, but others were bugs in the RTM version of Visual Studio...

TR1 Fixes In VC9 SP1

STL enjoys speaking in the third person and also enjoys bringing you this exclusive news: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (VC9 SP1) contains the TR1 and MFC library extensions that were originally released in the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Refresh.  But wait!  VC9 SP1 also contains many delicious fixes for TR1 and MFC. ...