You weren’t thinking that I was talking about something else were you? Some people might call the ^ a carat, but in our world, it is a hat. Use the “Hat” or ^ only if you are using with Windows Runtime Objects or are creating a Windows Runtime component.
(Keep in mind that there are WinRT API objects AND WinRT objects that you create, or I create).
Why use the “Hat” or “^” ? Seriously, it’s garbage. Really that is why, you use it to do garbage collection or automatic deletion for those of you that get a twitch whenever Microsoft mentions garbage collection. See you DON’T have to use the Garbage Collection or Automatic Deletion for anything other than WinRT, all other C++ function just like you would expect it to.
So what about C? Yeah, there is way to use C. I don’t want to talk about that right now, ok?
Then there is the Windows Metadata (.winmd) files, just to confuse everyone
Wow a lot of stuff to learn about.