New Features in C++/CX’s <collection.h> for VS 2013 RTM

Introduction: Hi, I’m Brandon Jacobs, an intern on the Visual C++ Libraries team. For part of my internship, I was tasked with adding new features to Stephan T. Lavavej’s <collection.h>. It was certainly an honor to be one of the few to contribute to <collection.h>. You can find these changes in VS 2013 RTM (these… Read more

C++/CX Part 4 of [n]: Static Member Functions

See C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series and a table of contents with links to each article in the series. In this article, we’ll take a look at static member functions and how they are supported by the Windows Runtime. A Windows Runtime reference type (also called a… Read more

C++/CX Part 3 of [n]: Under Construction

See C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction for an introduction to this series and a table of contents with links to each article in the series. In this article, we’ll take a look at the how runtime classes are constructed. We’ll use the following Widget runtime class throughout this article:     public ref class Widget sealed     {     public:     … Read more

C++/CX Part 0 of [n]: An Introduction

Hello; I’m James McNellis, and I’ve recently joined the Visual C++ team as a libraries developer. My first encounter with the C++/CX language extensions was early last year, while implementing some code generation features for the Visual Studio 2012 XAML designer. I started off by hunting for some example code, and it suffices to say that… Read more

Inside the C++/CX Design

Hello. This is Jim Springfield, an architect on the Visual C++ team. Today, I want to give some insight into the new language extensions, officially called C++/CX, which was designed to support the new API model in Windows 8. If you attended //BUILD/, watched some of the sessions online, or have been playing with the… Read more