The Visual C++ Linker best practices: Developer Iteration

The time spent in the link phase could be a significant portion of an applications overall build time for most large projects. A user can quickly determine this by adding the ‘/time’ flag to the linker command line. The ‘Final: Total time’ reports the total time spent in the link phase. There are essentially two… Read more

The *New Performance Optimization Tool* for Visual C++ applications

Introduction As a part of the VS2013 preview release the ‘Performance and Diagnostics Hub‘ was introduced. The Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) tool is a new performance optimization tool  that integrates with ‘Performance and Diagnostic Hub‘. The tool is not a part of the out of the box install of Visual Studio 2013 but can be downloaded… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Available Now!

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2013 is now available. Download Visual Studio 2013. Discover What’s New for Visual Studio 2013. Read the formal announcement on Soma’s blog. Check the system requirements and platform compatibility. Grab the MCBS MFC library for this release. Build an extension for Visual Studio 2013. Provide feedback! Visit… Read more