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The Smart Pointer That Makes Your C++ Applications Safer - std::unique_ptr

Using shared_ptr instead of raw pointers helps you avoid the common pitfalls associated with raw pointers but in some cases, its performance isn't satisfactory. Unique_ptr is a new C++0x smart pointer that is compact, fast and fully compatible with the standard library. Find out how to use unique_ptr to make your code safer without sacrificing performance.

Adding Windows 7 Jump Lists to Visual C++ Applications

Jump Lists provide a simple and convenient way for users to open documents and perform common tasks, and Windows 7 provides basic support for Jump Lists with no explicit application development. C++ developers can improve their applications by using the MFC class CJumpList to provide custom jump list items for easier application interaction.

OK-CANCEL vs CANCEL-OK

What order should the OK and Cancel buttons appear? Should it be like Windows or like the Mac? Are there any "rule of thumb" as to when certain standard should be followed or is it just a matter of taste?

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