Unit testing our Visual C++ code with Microsoft Unit Testing Framework

One of the things I love about unit testing (besides all of the well-known benefits) is the ability to test code without writing a tester or test harness application, but I can pretty much leverage what Microsoft have already built for us. Image below depicts an unit test I’ve written for this JNI .NET bridge or […]

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Easy and convenient way to convert Wide Characters to Multibyte with modern C++

One  of the most common tasks we developers have to do comes in the form of data conversion. A good example would be converting  void* (equivalent of Object in .NET) to a specific pointer of a different class through reinterpret_cast, this is however one example. Today’s post is about converting strings as Wide Characters to […]

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Interoperability between Java World and Microsoft World by implementing a MSMQ Bridge in Visual C++

  Hi Community, As Developers, consultants or architects we always have to face challenges when it comes to integrating to existing systems. This is a bit harder when technologies aren’t from the same vendor. This blog post describes an IPC mechanism I had to implement for an integration project that comprised Microsoft technologies and Java. […]

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Microsoft Visual C++ MVP Award for 2015

Hi community, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP recognition once again in the Visual C++ category. This is my tenth consecutive time as an MVP award recipient. Wow!!! Who woulda have imagined, MVP award recipient for a decade 🙂 I am thrilled and excited about this, […]

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Read XML config files with Visual C++

Hi Community, I am currently working on an add-in for Visual Studio to expose some functionality available in the “Debugger Engine and Extension APIs”. The development is in the very early stages, but I have completed already one feature required by the Add-in, which is the  ability to read XML configuration files similarly to how […]

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Presentation material “Developing Windows 8 Apps”

Hi community, Please find below the presentation material from Today’s session. Regards, Angel [office src=”https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=2FE1291768841ACE&resid=2FE1291768841ACE%215177&authkey=AItKk-jONueKqNM” width=”98″ height=”120″”]

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.NET Native

I can still remember last year when I attended the MVP Summit 2013 an awesome talk by the Visual C++ team around “CLR team working closely with Visual C++ team to improve performance of .NET apps as well as making .NET available for every device”.  Unfortunately, I could not disclose that information because it was […]

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MICROSOFT MVP COMCAMP 2014 – SYDNEY (Presentation material)

Hi Community, Please find below the demo code and slide deck I used at “Microsoft MVP ComCamp 2014 – Sydney” Yesterday afternoon. [office src=”https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=2FE1291768841ACE&resid=2FE1291768841ACE%214676&authkey=AGyXU0rbpyff6q8″ width=”98″ height=”120″]   Regards, Angel

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Microsoft Visual C++ MVP Award for 2013

G’day Community, Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a happy new year 2013, full of health, blessings & success Secondly, I’m happy to announce that Microsoft has awarded me with an MVP (9th consecutive year) in the Visual C++ category, therefore I’d like to thank God, community & fellow developers,Microsoft and the MVP Program. […]

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Taking pictures with Kinect & calling GDI+ to reduce the file size

Hi Community, As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been putting together an application which comprises technologies like Kinect, Windows Azure & Visual C++. The application name is “CyberNanny” and I wrote it for my beautiful newborn baby . Actually, I’ve submitted today an article to MSDN magazine about the aforementioned solution. Today’s post is about […]

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