TechEd-Developer Session: VC++ and Windows Vista: A Natural Fit

Kate Gregory showed that C++/CLI is the best and sometimes the only (allowed) language to access all the Vista features.
In short:

  • Only in VC++ you can access all Vista features
  • Some Vista features are easier to access from VC++
  • Some Vista features are only accessible from VC++ 😉
  • Some Vista features must be written in native code (like PropertyHandler, ThumbnailHandler)
  • C++/CLI is a “natural” and “must have” tool to fully develop for Windows Vista
  • C++/CLI is the best language for InterOp