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Well it appears then that I found all of the other ones...seriously - I'm with the OP here, both the docs and the samples are almost all broken for anything outside of the most basic stuff, cos, y'know, make changes quickly and don't document is how we all work now right....right? Bloody kids lol
C# has already designed away most of the tedium of C++.
Honestly, it has been my biggest complaint with MSFT since they went 32bit with C++ and refused to support 16bit causing me to write a thunking layer, and ultimately rewrite the code in ANOTHER LANGUAGE.
This concept that you never rebuild an old application to fix an issue is insane. ZERO backwards compatibility. If gcc was built like this, we would still be using punch cards!
You hit a nerve. We are having to maintain machines on VMs nowadays as we wrap up projects. We snapshot them, in case we have to go back and make changes in 5 years...
We are bidding on a project just completed 4 years ago, and the developer won't support it, because MSFT no longer supports his technology choices, and he can't afford to support that environment. They will pay us to rebuild it... Wow...
I came from older technology that ran stable for 30 years. Heck I had an Oracle 6 DB that we have continuously imported straight into a new oracle. Cleanly without having to change our code. All the way to version 12... the biggest impact was that we had to start creating ACLs for security reasons, but all the code still works just fine. Supporting the client was and is quite easy.
And the end result is that it aint worth our time to do anything other than build a VM. to the point that I have started doing ALL development on VMs... Pretty soon I may start putting them in the cloud and snapshotting them up there. Use a VPN + RDP to code against it.
I remember when I couldn't afford a COLOR Graphics card for my first PC... Now I throw SSDs out because they are too small... LOL.
and the developer won't support it, because MSFT no longer supports his technology choices
Oh, wow. Really terrible.
I am from old school also. Been developing software since Win3.1.
Your explanation reminded me of how long we could run a piece of software vs these days.
Honestly there are Project Templates in Visual Studio 2015 that are unsupported now that VStudio 2017 is out. They targeted Win8 / Win8.1 and now Microsoft acts like Win8 was never a thing.
That is crazy.
Happened outside my house, 15 minutes before I crossed the street to meet with my accountant. Yonge St. (Toronto's major thoroughfare) between Sheppard and Finch is closed, restaurants and bars shuttered, and the area is swarming with cops. No thru traffic permitted. 15 injured, 10 fatalities.
The suspect is a 25-year old student - This[^] is his LinkedIn profile. Looks like a pretty clean-cut guy. Who knows what lurks beneath the surface...
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004