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Targeting Windows XP with C++ in Visual Studio 2012

We recently announced the Visual Studio 2012 product lineup and platform support, and as a part of this announcement we mentioned that we were evaluating options for enabling C++ developers to build applications in Visual Studio 2012 that run on Windows XP without requiring side-by-side installation of Visual Studio 2010. Today I would like to...
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The Microsoft C++ Compiler Turns 20!

(image) This month, we enter the third decade of C++ at Microsoft. It was twenty years ago, in February of 1992, that we released our first C++ compiler: Microsoft C/C++ 7.0. Before then, we already worked with several of the C++ “preprocessor” compilers that took C++ and converted it to C before our compiler then created the ...
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C++11 Conformance Survey

(image) Hello, My name is Vikas Bhatia and I am a Program Manager in the Visual C++ team. We are conducting a survey to see the relative urgency of C++11 features to you, the developer. C++11 conformance is important to us. We intend to implement the C++11 language features. We are evaluating the order with which to implement these ...
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C++11 Features in Visual C++ 11

UPDATE - March 2, 2012: the range-based for-loop and override/final v1.0 have been implemented in VC11 Beta. There's a new C++ Standard and a new version of Visual C++, and it's time to reveal what features from the former we're implementing in the latter!Terminology notes: During its development, the new C++ Standard was (optimistically...
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Internal Compiler Error when doing multi-proc compilation (/MP) on Windows XP

(image) Hi! My name is Ulzii Luvsanbat and I’m a Senior Test Lead with the Visual C++ team. We’ve recently received multiple bug reports on VC++ 2010 compiler consistently crashing during multi-proc build on Windows XP and XP SP3 OSes.  This was a combination of the compiler and OS API issues that exhibited in internal ...
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Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness

(image) Hi, my name is Andy Rich and I’m a QA on the C++ front-end compiler. The IntelliSense system in Visual Studio 2010 comes with far greater power, flexibility, and accuracy, but these improvements come at the cost of greater complexity. The goal of this article is to assist you in troubleshooting this complex system, and give you a...

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers). You can get it from here. Let’s ...
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Issues with F1-Help in C++ Projects

(image) Hi! My name is Ulzii Luvsanbat and I’m a Senior Test Lead with the Visual C++ team. Diego told me about some feedback received in a recent post regarding the accuracy and usefulness of the F1-Help command when working on C++ projects. First of all, I want to start by thanking all of you guys for your feedback on F1 Help ...
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“Off By Default” Compiler Warnings in Visual C++

(image) Greetings! My name is Jon Sturgeon; I’m a developer in the Forefront team here at Microsoft. I’m happy to be able to contribute to the Visual C++ Team Blog as a “guest blogger”. One of my passions when writing C++ code has always been to use as many techniques as possible to find bugs earlier and earlier in the ...
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