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Rubix Cube

Updated: This program presents an original way of the famous Rubik's Cube by an assembly of 27 multi-colored cubies isolated in the space. Even during its deformations, it allows a 3D vision of the cube thanks to the basic MFC graphic functions. This simulation can also rapidly calculate a solution to reordering the Cube.

Mandelbrot Using C++ AMP

This article implements a Mandelbrot renderer that is multiple times faster than a CPU-only implementation by using a new Microsoft technology called C++ AMP: Accelerated Massive Parallelism, introduced in the Visual C++ 11 Preview.

Introduction to DirectWrite

DirectWrite is a new API to render text on Windows 7 / Vista. It makes it easy to render paragraphs of text that can contain different formatting, coloring, fonts etc. It supports horizontal and vertical alignments, even vertical centering of a paragraph with multiple lines which was not possible with the old text API, etc. This article will give an introduction to the new DirectWrite API.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.

Installers for .NET

Yes, installers for your software still exist. Adding one to your release may do wonders for its popularity ratings.

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