Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

We got just published “Developing Windows Applications in C++”,  an article series created by C++ Most Valuable Professional Kate Gregory. This material is aimed at C++ developers who want to learn how to write Windows applications. It won’t teach you C++, or how to use Windows as an end user. But if you know C++… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 24 (June 11, 2011)

Read in this issue: Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity | Tech·Ed North America 2011 High Performance GPU-Accelerated Games and Technical Applications | PDC 2010 C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team InformIT: A Few Pedagogical Insights about C++ Teaching: Public Data Members Benign Data Races « Corensic Skills Matter : ACCU… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 17 (Apr 23, 2011)

Read in this issue: [Herb Sutter] Session Announcement: C++ and the GPU… and Beyond [Kate Gregory] Application Restart and Recovery on Windows 7 [Channel 9] Boris Jabes on Game Development and Other Demons [ConcRT blog] The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Rvalue References [Anthony Williams] Picking Patterns for Parallel Programs (slides from ACCU 2011)… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 14 (Apr 2, 2011)

Read in this issue: Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Lambda Expressions CMapi v1.23 (MFC classes for sending and receiving mail using Simple MAPI) Exception Boundaries: Working With Multiple Error Handling Mechanisms Is it reasonable to use the prefix increment operator ++it instead of postfix operator it++ for iterators?… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 13 (Mar 26, 2011)

Read in this issue: [Herb Sutter] C++0x: We Have Final Draft International Standard! [Parallel Patterns Library] Building Responsive GUI Applications with PPL Tasks [C++ MVP Giovanni Dicanio] Text-to-Speech in C++ [Danny Kalev] Detecting Memory Leaks to Improve Performance [C++ MVP Giovanni Dicanio] Checked Iterators [Windows Development] Using Services… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 10 (Mar 5, 2011)

Read in this issue: Using Tasking to Scale Game Engine Systems C++/CLI IntelliSense in Visual Studio vNext JSON Spirit: A C++ JSON Parser/Generator Implemented with Boost Spirit Determining if a C++ type is convertible to another at compile time Windows 7 Recipe – Taskbar Single Instance Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition Tony Goodhew on… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 3 (Jan 15, 2011) Is Out

  We just released the third issue of The Visual C++ Weekly. For technical reasons, from the original list of articles, there are two that weren’t caught and got lost but we’ll make sure to include them in the fourth issue (to appear next Saturday, January 22). This issue contains an Intel concurrency demo based… Read more

VS2010 SP1 Beta: What’s in It for C++ Developers

 As announced two  days ago by S. Somasegar and Jason Zander, the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a “go live” license which means you can start using the product for production related work (see the license agreement with the product for more… Read more

Announcing Hilo

What is Hilo? Project “Hilo” is an effort to tell the story of building high performing, responsive rich Windows applications using C++. We will do this by walking you through our own experience of building some sample applications which we believe provide differentiated user experiences. We will tell you everything from setting up the development… Read more

Windows7 and Visual C++ Developer Resources

Hi, I am Sridhar Madhugiri a Developer on the WinC++ team. I have worked in different areas of Visual C++ including Libraries, Code Gen and most recently on the IDE. In this blog entry, I will highlight development resources for new features in Windows 7. Integrating these features in your application can light up your… Read more