Tag Archive: visual studio

Jun
04
2012

Visual Studio 2012 Express – Metro Only?

Screenshot of the Eclipse IDE compiling a C++ project using MingW
This post’s title says it all. I’ve just installed the Windows 8 Release Preview with Visual Studio 2012 RC. Just like in the previous release, Visual Studio 11 Beta, the Express edition does not contain any plain Win32 project templates, only ones for Microsoft’s new Metro UI. This is a pretty scary situation for me: …

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Mar
29
2012

Ogre 1.8.0 RC1 for WinRT/Metro

Screenshot of the main dialog of the Windows App Certification Kit (ACK)
Here’s an interesting hypothesis: when Apple started its App Store, it was the El Dorado of software developers. Now Microsoft is adding an App Store to Windows 8. The Windows user base is huge, much larger than even the number of people running around with iPhones in their pockets (some estimates I came across average …

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Mar
20
2012

How to Consume DLLs in a WinRT/Metro Project

Screenshot showing where to find the output directory setting in a Visual Studio 11 project
Yesterday, I published a small guide on how to consume DLLs in Visual C++ that explained how to best integrate a third-party library into a Visual C++ project. This is a follow-up article for Visual Studio 11 Beta users that contains the additional steps required to consume a normal (non WinRT Component) DLL in a …

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Mar
19
2012

How to Consume DLLs in Visual C++

Screenshot of Visual C++ compiling a project and automatically copying referenced binaries into the build target directory
For the C++ game programmer, there’s a huge collection of Open Source and commercial libraries available doing all kinds of things from simulating physics, reading common image formats or storing your data to rendering cutting-edge 3D graphics. But consuming those libraries in you own applications is often accompanied with a bit of hazzle since you …

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Apr
30
2010

Visual Studio 2010

Two weeks ago, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 and with it, .NET 4.0. I’m very excited about .NET 4.0 because this is the first standalone release of .NET since 2.0 came out, meaning that it doesn’t bundle any of the older runtimes. As you may know, .NET 3.5 is actually just .NET 2.0 with some …

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