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CppLangFeat Sample: Language Features Overview

Visual Studio 2008

This sample demonstrates key concepts of new features in C++. These features are primarily added to support .NET and expose capabilities of the CLR. The sample presents short snippets of code for each language feature, which shows common ways to use the C++ syntax. The sample is meant to be built and run. For best results, using debugger breakpoints to walk through the code will help with understanding how new C++ features work.

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To build and run this sample

  1. Open the solution file, C++ Language Samples.sln, in the Visual Studio development environment.

  2. From the Build menu, click Build Solution.

  3. From the Debug menu, click Start.

Generics, finalization, and partial template specialization.

Each file in the sample shows off a new feature of the C++ language. When the sample is run, each feature is used in turn, and output from that file is displayed.