When (Not) to Pack Structures

Posted by: Russ Keldorph In my previous post, I talked about how structure packing works.  Now I’d like to talk about when and why it’s commonly used as well as why you may or may not want to use it.  Let me start out by saying that by “structure packing” I’m referring to the use of the /Zp compiler…

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BSP Porting Documentation

When I was a developer, and customer, using MSDN in my day-to-day work, I occasionally found myself frustrated by document discoverability. MSDN often had the information I was looking for — sometimes in multiple formats — but finding just what you want in MSDN can be quite a task. We’re working to improve this situation…

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Introduction: Jim Causey

I’ve been working as a technical author and editor since 1995.  I’ve worked at Microsoft as a Programming Writer since 2006.  I joined Embedded CE and Windows Mobile developer documentation team at the beginning of 2008, where I’ve worked on documentation for file systems and storage, the kernel, device bring-up, power management, and other Core…

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MARSHAL_FORCE_ALIAS

Posted by: Sue Loh Hello out there, it’s been a long time since I posted anything real, and I feel sorry about that.  As I began writing this article, I had just come from the first day of TechEd where I saw my colleagues present about CE6 and drivers, and was reminded of a subject…

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Dynamic Initialization of variables

  Hi, I’m Chaitanya Raje and I am a developer on Compiler and Tools team for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE. This is my first blog on msdn. I hope I will be able to share out some insights into new features and commonly known issues about using the compilers and related tools through…

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