Bugs fixed in MFC in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Hello, everyone.  This is Pat Brenner.  I’m an SDE on the Visual C++ Libraries team.

We’ve just released Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and it includes about 55 fixes to the MFC library.  Many of these fixes are for the new features that were added in the Feature Pack, but others were bugs in the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 that we have fixed.  Here is a partial list of the issues that we addressed:

·         Some accessibility issues in toolbar and ribbon components were fixed.

·         Running MFC applications on Windows 2000 (with or without GDIPlus.dll) is supported.

·         Alignment (packing) issues using the new MFC headers were fixed.

·         All security-related issues that we found were fixed.

·         Some issues with display of international characters in ribbon edit controls were fixed.

·         Issues with wizard-generated code in various non-standard configurations were fixed.

·         A number of small issues in the rendering of the ribbon and toolbar were fixed.

·         Warnings in the MFC samples when compiling /analyze were eliminated.

I hope this has been helpful.  As always, if you find bugs in MFC or any of the Visual C++ libraries, please log a bug on Microsoft Connect and to let us know about it.  At least 10 of the MFC bugs fixed for the SP1 release were reported by customers like you!

Pat Brenner
Visual C++ Libraries Team