TechEd Europe Demo Session – Face-Lifting MFC Applications on Windows 7

Hello, My name is Damien Watkins, and I am a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. Today, I thought I would post the “overview script” for my TechEd Europe session – so those who could not attend can try it out for themselves at home. My talk was about the new MFC features we… Read more

Visual C++ Precompiled Header Errors on Windows 7

Several customers have encountered the following error while using the Visual C++ compiler on Windows 7:   fatal error C1859: ‘stdafx.pch’ unexpected precompiled header error, simply rerunning the compiler might fix this problem   This error manifests under the following conditions: ·         The Visual C++ compiler is invoked on Windows 7. ·         Precompiled header (PCH)… Read more

Steps to Open Actionable Bugs

Hi, I am Vaishnavi Sannidhanam, test lead from the Visual C++ Compiler Backend team. I joined Visual C++ team 4 years  ago and helped ship VS2005 and VS2008. In this blog, I would like to introduce you to the most effective way of reporting actionable bugs to us. Where to open the bug   When… Read more

Visual C++ Code Generation in Visual Studio 2010

Hello, I’m Ten Tzen, a Compiler Architect on the Visual C++ Compiler Code Generation team. Today, I’m going to introduce some noteworthy improvements in Visual Studio 2010.   Faster LTCG Compilation:  LTCG (Link Time Code Generation) allows the compiler to perform better optimizations with information on all modules in the program (for more details see… Read more