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  • What is the future for Microsoft C++ UI technology?

    , eduquint wrote

    It would be really nice if Microsoft developed a rich UI framework for C++ to be used for desktop apps, and made it part of Visual Studio.

    For store apps, it is possible to use WPF, which is a managed framework.

    It would be a very good strategy for Microsoft to promote C++ development, if they wrote a decent UI framework. Let us be sincere, it should not be that difficult for them.

    Been there and done that.   Microsoft has had C++ for UI prior to OLE and VB and Winforms and WPF etc.   I have done C++ for a long time and I welcomed the improvement in C#.   They are working on compiling C# to native and it should work fine for most UI work.   I do NOT want Microsoft spending time on C++ for UI.   It is just plain stupid at this point.   I know a lot of you are just learning programming and they teach C/C++ as the systems programming language and it has great uses but not at higher UI levels.   I have seen some of the stuff they showed at Build with the new C++ and the syntax is ugly and has a tough learning curve.  It does not make a lot of sense to bring it back at this point.  

  • No more ALL CAPS menu bar in VS 2013 Update 3

    @DCMonkey:Anything else in this update to look forward to?


  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

    @Craig_Matthews:  Heh, I have no clue about that.  I honestly forgot they put the Start screen on server, since I've not had a reason to upgrade past 2008 R2.

    Yes,  that was the icing on the cake for stupidity.   You get the idea that the leadership really had no clue what they were doing.  

    I agree with DBVS on this subject.   Microsoft was not late (as I pointed out they had smartphones and pocket pc's before anyone else) ,  they just did not have the goods people wanted at the time.   They did not show the common man an easy to use device.   

    Sinofsky does take the major blame by removing features that he could have left in.  His arrogance cost him his job.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio:  And I'm done arguing with you on this topic.  I never intended to get in argument after argument with you over this.  .

    Hey you can't just be done with this topic yet.   It is already over 3 pages and we have to get to personal attacks, name calling, and insults.   Then blowdart comes in and shuts it down.  That is how things usually work around here.   :D

    Anyway this thread is way off original topic.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    Anyone own one of these.   Great phone at the time.


    Microsoft had a good start to smartphones and was slow on adding wifi but they really should have dominated this market.   They missed the boat on making little apps and of course the touch screen.   But they were first.

  • Bill Gates’ energy views are a turn-off

    I think Bill Gates has it right.  We don't need more poor countries using coal or oil for electricity.  It is better to start them on the right path with clean energy.  If they start out with coal or oil,  they wont get off of it and the whole world gets stuck with the pollution. 

  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    @Bas:I would tend to agree with you.  The 3D tv and movies are fun for a while but then tend to be less comfortable.   I would not want to watch 3D more than on occasion.   VR will have a market but it will not replace what we have today.    I have not seen any games with it yet so maybe that is one area where it could make a impact.   Gaming offers a full 3D world and you are directly interacting with it and not just watching.  

  • 4th July

    ScanIAm has revealed his true colors.   He is a racist and thinks race and gender determine a what a human is.

  • something pretty amazing is going to happen with windows phone

    , contextfree` wrote

     For that I think they should consider a "reverse Xamarin" strategy: improve Windows' support for common languages and APIs from other platforms - for example with WinRT bindings for Java and OpenGL ES support - and make it easier to target Windows using tools popular to developers on other platforms (Eclipse? Android Studio?)

    No way.   That is completely stupid.   Visual Studio is a powerhouse and Microsoft makes good money off of MSDN subscriptions.   I have used Eclipse and it sucks.   It tried to be generic and make itself flexible but in the end it made itself useless and complicated.    I don't quite understand why Xamarin made there own editor and offer it in the cheaper version.

  • Satya speaking...

    @BitFlipper: Yeah I hear you.   When you go to these Developer shows like Build try to find someone who can understand and help you.   What you usually get is a lot of people shrugging their shoulders and really cannot tell you why it is designed that way or does not work a certain way.  That is one reason why they are trimming down the employee count.   The bigger you get, the more the ownership and pride start to disappear.  Nobody is responsible or knows why an issue is a real problem.   Who has the power to change it?   I do hope they get WinRT right eventually.   Let us know if you get any responses on your latency problem.