Let’s face it, C++ is getting a little boring as is. But to deviate from the C++ spec is evil. What to do? Well if the language compiles like C++ specified language is that enough? Here is the explanation from the Dev Center site:
What does this mean to me? (Or you.) Well I better get back up to speed with using C++, C++ in Visual Studio 11 appears to have taken on a new attitude: I need a presentation layer solution or lose traction to the real world.
In only a few steps you can create your first C++ app that connects to the XAML presentation layer. Likely if you work at it a little you could use HTML5.
Or you could see my blog for tomorrow for a super simple Hello World using the XAML/C++:
This is great stuff, being able to use C++ with a real interface. Not that I think it is efficient, or cost effective for most applications, there are still a great number of development houses that are efficient at building C++ apps.