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Developing an app with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit, part 1 of 3

As we promised a few weeks ago, welcome to the first post in a series where we’ll explore a full end-to-end app developed with the Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit. During this series we’ll develop a 3D dice roller that allows you to roll a 6-sided die by tapping or clicking it. In the process of rolling a number, the die will jump and...

Visual C++ Developer Survey

Hi, my name is Sumit Kumar and I am a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft. We are conducting a survey to understand what can we do to make Visual Studio more useful for C++ development in organizations like yours. If you have 15 minutes (maybe less), I would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts in our survey at https...

Jumping into C++

I was a professional developer for years, working initially with C in labs and an engineering firm before moving on to other languages and stints as an enterprise developer and consultant. Other languages and tool were more in demand for the projects I worked on so I gradually moved away from native development and lost touch with the C++ ...

In The Community: Meet James McNellis

This is the second installment in the "In The Community" series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. Today we meet James McNellis, a developer on the Visual C++ team and community guy. James is a developer on the Visual C++ team, which he joined this past July.  As a member of this team, he builds awesome C++ libraries ...

Friday Miscellany #2

We recently requested feedback on native debugging (https://aka.ms/nativeenc) and your C++ build experience (https://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey). These surveys are still open, but I wanted to share some of the written feedback we have received: Look to future posts to share more about each of these surveys.Some links for your ...

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

Today, Soma announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1! You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section).As promised, you can now use the Visual C++ compiler and libraries to target Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. To target Windows...

Native Development Experience in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

In windows embedded compact 2013, we are updating the native developer experience to the latest and greatest experience available via Visual Studio 2012. With this update, we are essentially bringing 2012 native desktop experience to embedded developers. This post details some of the key updates to the experience. Run time updates We are ...

Top 11 Reasons to Visit the Hilo Docs in the MSDN Library

Top 11 reasons to vist Developing an end-to-end Windows Store app using C++ and XAML: Hilo (Windows): And the number one reason? If you have ideas for future top 11's, share it on Facebook, Twitter or the comments below.*edited 11/13/2012, fixed the link to the article (https://aka.ms/hilocpp-doc...

Good Stuff on Channel 9

Looking for the C++ Good Stuff? Have you visited Channel 9 lately? And in case you missed it: *spoiler,marketing*Do you like Visual C++? Like us on Facebook (and post something)!Thanks...