C++ Team Blog

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

Visual C++ Libraries Development Regression Tests

Hi, my name is Pat Brenner and I’m a software design engineer on the Visual C++ libraries team.  I’d like to spend some time talking about our process for preventing regressions in our libraries code.   After I joined the libraries team about a year ago, I was told about the set of sniff tests that we needed to run ...

What Does a VC++ QA Do Daily?

Hello everyone, this is Smile Wei, an SDET (QA) in the VC Compiler team. This is not only my first blog on vcblog, but also my first ever blog.As you might have guessed, I’m a new face around here, joining Microsoft only 3 ½ months ago. Here I’d like to give a brief introduction to the daily life as a VC QA and, to answer ...

"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 &...

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 ...

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++ ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

&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 ...