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

Workflow of the IDE QA team

Hello everyone, I am Anca Miclea. I work as a SDET (QA) in the VC IDE team. This is my first post on VC blog and I would like to share with you how we test the IDE for VC++. Yes, we do test the IDE and this is not an easy job ;) For each new feature that we add to the product, we need to write a Test Plan (TP). Each TP is ...

Q&A about the VC++ Intellisense QFE

HelloLast week, Jim announced the availability of the Intellisense fixes as a publicly downloadable QFE for Visual C++ 2005 SP1. Since then we have seen a number of customers install the QFE and we have especially enjoyed hearing about your successful experiences with the QFE. Jim has also recently blogged about macros to control the ...

Controlling IntelliSense Through Macros

Hi, my name is Jim Springfield, and I’m an architect on the Visual C++ team.  When I recently blogged (http://blogs.msdn.com/vcblog/archive/2007/11/12/performance-improvements-in-visual-c.aspx) about improvements to Intellisense and overall UI responsiveness, I mentioned that there was a new mechanism that allows a developer to ...

Performance Improvements in Visual C++

Hi, my name is Jim Springfield, and I’m an architect on the Visual C++ team.  I recently spent two months working on some core improvements to how VC deals with Intellisense as well as overall UI responsiveness.We observed a strong correlation between the severity of these performance issues and the size of the projects and ...

Quick Tour Of New MFC Functionality

Hi I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ libraries team.  I’m pleased to give you a sneak peek at a major MFC update we’ve been working on.  Since we’re adding a number of cool new user interface components to MFC, this blog post is going to be graphics heavy.  I’d much rather show you some...

Hola from Barcelona…and welcome to a major MFC update!

Hello again. My name is Ale Contenti, and I’m the Dev Lead for the VC++ Libraries. I’m writing this blog entry from my hotel room in Barcelona. Steve Teixeira and I are here for TechEd Developers Europe. Let me tell you that the atmosphere here is just great! Lots of people and a lot of Visual Studio and C++ users. Lots of interest...

Channel 9: Pat Brenner – Overview of new MFC update

In this video Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ libraries team, talks about the functionality of the new MFC update.  This significantly enhanced version of MFC will enable developers to create applications with the “look and feel” of Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and Visual Studio.  Tune in to learn more ...

Announcing a major MFC update plus TR1 support

As an update to Visual Studio 2008, we’re pleased to announce a major new release of the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC).  Using these components, developers will be able to create applications with the “look & feel” of Microsoft’s most popular applications – including Office, Internet Explorer and ...

ISO C Standard Update

Hello!  My name is Arjun Bijanki, and I’m the test lead for the Visual C++ compiler.  I’m also Microsoft’s representative on the ISO C standard committee.  I recently returned from one of the committee’s semiannual meetings (this one was in Kona, Hawaii – tough trip! J)These days, the committee is ...