ParallelFX Saves!

After the MVP Summit in Seattle, I started to dig into the Parallel FX framework (currently under a CTP available here). In just a few words, the framework is composed of: Task Parallel Library (TPL), that provides means to manage task (i.e. units of execution), and exposes a TPL API, represented by the static function…

MFC Feature Pack

At the beginning of January, Microsoft released a beta version of MFC Feature Pack, an exstension to the MFC shipped with Visual Studio 2008. This feature pack allows developers to create applications with the look and feel of Office, Visual Studio and Internet Explorer. MFC application can now support: Office Ribbon Office 2003, XP and…

Class Designer for C++ in Visual Studio 2008

Let me spoil it for you: it’s not an actually class designer, because it’s only one way. It should have been called Class Viewer, but probably it get’s more publicity if it’s called designer. Let me explain how to us it. Of course, you need to have some source code for which you want to…

Microsoft Expression Blend 2 August Preview Available

A first preview of the next version of Microsoft Expression Blend, called Blend 2 is available¬†at the¬†Microsoft Download Center. This preview version allows you to create Silverlight 1.0-based applications. Microsoft Expression Design can export content in a format that can be used in Blend 2 August Preview for creating Silverlight-based applications. Among the new features…