Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

May the happiness of your family, the warmth of love, the joy of friendship and companion surround you in the next year and many years to come! Happy holidays everyone! I am on vacation till 2nd week of January. Please expect delays in replies to your comments or emails. Cheers, Nikola


Another update to STL/CLR is integrated.

As I have announced on VC Blog, VC++ libraries team has integrated another big updated to STL/CLR. We have added two new adapters that are designed to interop with .Net Framework Collection classes and STL/CLR. Also we have fleshed out support for IDictionary/IDictionary<K,T> and KeyValuePair<K,T> to map and hash_map. And we have also fixed a…


STL/CLR specification is available online

Just in case people have not noticed this yet, I would like to bring your attention to the fact that the design specification for STL/CLR is available online for everyone on MSDN site. Here is the direct link to it: You may also find other specifications for features that are coming out in the…


First public release of STL/CLR in Orcas is available now!

The first public release of STL/CLR in Orcas is available for download. This version of STL/CLR has most of core functionality done and ready to use. We are continue working on fixing code defects, adding parts of library related to interop with .Net Collection classes and tuning performance. I have posted a brief outline of…


Junfeng Zhang describing ways of diagnosing SxS failures

Junfeng has an interesting walkthrough on how diagnose SxS failures and brief introduction of new tool available on Vista. One may find it here,


More information about STL/CLR

Ale is a developer in VC Libraries team who works on STL/CLR. He has just described on vcblog areas of STL/CLR that he is currently working on. You may find the post here, Feel free to share with him your thoughts and expections on STL/CLR.


Aero Wizards (Windows Vista style wizards) in MFC8 (VS2005)

Almost a year ago I was looking on new Vista features to estimate amount of changes to an existing MFC application required to add support for this features. One of these features is new Aero-style wizards that replace Wizard97 on Windows Vista. I have built a small demo that I have used for building a…


Calling methods of deleted object

I came across an interesting discussion today. A person who asked the question called a method of C++ object after it was deleted. And it worked. I guess if I have ever attempted to do something like this, it failed for me and I have not had a chance to ask this question. Here is…


Generic Interfaces in STL/CLR

Today I would like to start introducing parts in STL/CLR library which are not present in STL. In this post, I give a short overview of generic interfaces implemented in STL/CLR. They solve problem of providing access to STL/CLR container across .Net assembly boundary. I start with showing the problem first followed by overview of a…


Found issue with comments…

I found an issue with my blog settings that explains why comments to some of my posts are not showing up. Issue is found and fixed. I hope I did not give you wrong impression that I am ignoring your comments. I have just never seen them till today. Unfortunately website does not let me to…