Going Native – Day 3

Day 3 has kicked off, check https://channel9.msdn.com/?rnd=1378482692602 to catch the latest. Sessions run the gamut, from C++ and the Windows Runtime to Exploding Tuples and another Q&A forum. See you online!… Read more

Going Native 2013 – Day 2

Day one is in the bag. If you are like me, you are still digesting all of the great content (and doing a few web searches to brush up on terminology/concepts). Today promises to be another excellent day. Here are the sessions: 9 am, Herb Sutter, Keynote: Herb Sutter – One C++ 11 am, Scott… Read more

Going Native 2013 – Day 1

Going Native kicks off today! If you made it to Redmond to attend, I look forward to meeting you. If you could not make it this year, you still have a front via Channel 9. Here is day one content: 9 am, Bjarne Stroustrup, The Essence of C++: With Examples in C++84, C++98, C++11 and… Read more

Feedback on Your C++ Development Activities

Hello. My name is Gabriel Ha and I am a program manager on the Visual C++ team. Do you have 10-20 minutes to take a survey on C++ developer activities? We want to get a better idea of what C++ developers frequently spend their time doing when they develop their C++ code. We will use… Read more

C++ REST SDK 1.2.0 is now available

C++ REST SDK 1.2.0 has been released on CodePlex. This version of the C++ REST SDK includes the following:  Support for HTTPS for the Linux version of the library Client side features for Windows XP  Performance improvements, especially JSON parsing Ability for side-by-side installation with v1.1.0 As always, bug fixes For more information about this release… Read more

Ability to debug Optimized Code (Optimized Debugging)

Optimized Debugging or in other words the ability to debug optimized code has come across as an important feature request in previous surveys. As we start planning for the next version of Visual Studio we would like to better understand the experience that Visual Studio provides today. In addition to this we would also like… Read more

How is your experience developing graphics apps?

Hello, my name is Rong Lu. I’m a PM on Visual C++ team working on graphics development features in VS, including asset designers, templates, graphics diagnostics, etc.. In preparation for planning for graphics tooling capabilities in the next version of Visual Studio, we’re trying to understand the needs of graphics developers better. We’d love to hear… Read more

C++ IDE Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

When we considered what features to add to the C++ IDE in Visual Studio 2013, we decided to focus on improving the C++ code editing experience. We’ve added a number of features that will help you write and format your code more quickly, and will give you more useful information in IntelliSense. You can configure… Read more

ATL and MFC changes and fixes in Visual Studio 2013

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team.  In this blog post I would like to share with you the changes that we’ve made in ATL and MFC for Visual Studio 2013. One of the major changes we made was to eliminate the ATL DLL altogether.  All ATL code is now static,… Read more

Optimizing C++ Code : Dead Code Elimination

  If you have arrived in the middle of this blog series, you might want instead to begin at the beginning. This post examines the optimization called Dead-Code-Elimination, which I’ll abbreviate to DCE.  It does what it says: discards any calculations whose results are not actually used by the program. Now, you will probably assert… Read more