MSBuild is one of the major new features in Visual Studio .NET 2005. Discover the motivation for MSBuild, how it works, and how Visual C++ developers can get their hands on it.
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A "how to" guide for creating a custom C++ appwizard using the IDTWizard interface.
An easy-to-use tool to find the description of various error codes, especially the ones returned by Platform SDK APIs, but also extendable for application-specific codes.
Improvements to the IDE are one of the givens in any new release of Visual C++; hence, they are often overlooked. Take a closer look at some of the new features that the Visual C++ 2005 IDE delivers.
Learn about a simple class that shows you how to center text vertically in a single-line edit control.
Visual C++.NET supports the automatic detection of stack-based buffer overruns through the use of the /GS compiler switch. Learn why stack-based buffer overruns are so serious, and how /GS and other Visual C++ settings can combat them.
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