MSDN Magazine August 2001
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In this installment we look at the Microsoft Chart Controls; Snippet Designer, a free, add-in for Visual Studio 2008 for creating and editing Code Snippets; refactoring SQL applications; and this month's favorite blog.
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Michael Howard outlines some of the buffer overrun defenses available in Visual C++ 2005 and beyond.
MSDN Magazine March 2008
While multi-core processors have become increasingly common, most applications still fail to take advantage of multiple cores. Here's an overview of creating multithreaded applications that benefit from these new processors.
Daan Leijen and Judd Hall
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MSDN Magazine July 2006
Many of you are no doubt in the process of upgrading to Visual StudioÃÂ® 2005, so I thought now would be a good time to relate some of my own experiences with the new compiler. What took me so long? Hey, I'm a retro kind of guy! Better late than never!.
MSDN Magazine June 2006
Visual Studio 2005 brought so many new features to the table that it can seem almost overwhelming. One of the most exciting additions is the new unit testing features found in the Test menu on the main menu bar.
MSDN Magazine March 2006
Build a Visual Basic add-in that lets you copy C# code and paste it into Visual Studio as Visual Basic using the code converter of your choice. Scott Swigart shows you how.
MSDN Magazine February 2006
Starting in Visual Studio 2005, XML documentation support will become available in Visual Basic and C++ as it has been for C#. However, making full use of the many comment tags will take a little extra work In this article, the author shows how Visual Studio macros can be used to automate the creation of XML documentation and creates macros that write large sections of comments with just a keystroke.
MSDN Magazine July 2005
When Visual Studio 2005 ships, it will include a major upgrade to the Visual C++ Libraries that was the result of a complete security review of the functions contained in the C Runtime Library, Standard C++ Library, ATL, and MFC. From that extensive review came the Safe C and C++ Libraries, which can improve the security and robustness of your apps.
MSDN Magazine May 2005
MSDN Magazine June 2004
The next version of Visual C++ has a new syntax that is both elegant and powerful. It has new optimization technology that has improved the speed of Microsoft. It has new compilation modes that ensure Common Language Infrastructure compliance and verifiability for the .NET Framework, and it has new models for interop. In this article Stephen Toub explains these and other improvements to Visual C++.
MSDN Magazine May 2004
One of the advantages of the .NET architecture is that assemblies built with it contain lots of useful information that can be recovered using ILDASM, the intermediate language disassembler. A side effect, though, is that someone with access to your binaries can recover a good approximation of the original source code. Here the authors present program obfuscation as a way to deter reverse engineering. In addition, they discuss the different types of obfuscation technologies available and demonstrate the new obfuscation tool that is included in Visual Studio .NET 2003.
Gabriel Torok and Bill Leach
MSDN Magazine November 2003
Developers using the Managed Extensions for C++ have more options than those using other languages because C++ is a lower-level language. However, this means an increase in code complexity. This article discusses a few of the more complex issues facing developers, such as operator overloading, managed types and unmanaged code, and boxing. Also covered are the is operator, the using statement, and string conversions. The author points out the flexibility of Managed Extensions for C++ and outlines the additional effort that is required for you to take advantage of its increased power and flexibility.
MSDN Magazine February 2002
MSDN Magazine January 2002
Source code control systems like Microsoft Visual SourceSafe can simplify just about any development project, and make it easier for your code to move safely among individual programmers, development teams, and project stages. Visual SourceSafe provides an object model that you can use as the basis of your own customized source code control environment. To give you an idea of what is possible, we'll walk you through the elements of a browser-based source code control system built with Visual SourceSafe, ASP, and VBScript. This simple system lets members of your team build, label, and promote individual files or entire projects, and to reverse promotions.
MSDN Magazine May 2000