Applications with great performance are a hallmark of C++ programming, and one of the best tools for achieving great application performance is a code profiler. Take a look at the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) profiler, and see how it can be used to find code bottlenecks and improve performance.
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Switch quickly between "cpp" and "h" C++ files. Two macros are given, one for finding quickly just in the current project and another to find in the solution.
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This is a Version Number Build Tool for Automatic Version Numbering after each build in the Visual Studio Environment.
The release of Visual Studio 2008 brings support for using the Visual Studio Class Designer with Visual C++ projects. Look at the differences in how the Class Designer works with C++ compared to purely managed languages, and learn about the range of functionality available to C++ developers.
Are you having problems setting up a TableAdapter that can be fed from stored procedures instead of base tables? Here is a road map to guide you to success.
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