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    Anybody coding Metro yet?

    WinForms is dead. MFC was already dead, but is now actually so dead that it's fat dead ass is hanging into the underworld. Now rises WinRT/Metro.

    I'm having a lot of fun with Metro -- especially because I'm doing it all on my NEW WINDOWS 8 TABLET THAT I HAVE AND YOU DON'T, buahahahaha!
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    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    WinForms is dead. MFC was already dead
    Neither of these have been officially marked deprecated and until that happens I do not think you can make the claim they are dead. MFC was updated recently so I do not understand how you can make the claim it is dead.

    Sounds like shiny new toy syndrome to me. Doesn't mean it's better...just new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    MFC was already dead, but is now actually so dead that it's fat dead ass is hanging into the underworld.
    Someone should tell that to the company that just offered me a 6 month contract at Au$750 per day coding in MFC (or on second thoughts, STFU!......)
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualAce View Post
    Neither of these have been officially marked deprecated and until that happens I do not think you can make the claim they are dead. MFC was updated recently so I do not understand how you can make the claim it is dead.

    Sounds like shiny new toy syndrome to me. Doesn't mean it's better...just new.
    Well, the thing is that they can't be used to code Metro applications, which Microsoft touts as the future, and probably will be the future.
    So in that sense, they're both pretty dead.

    Although they can still be used for desktop applications.

    I'm still looking at sessions from Build. It's probably going to take me, like, several weeks before I'm done watching them all, though. Only then can I start even looking at Metro.
    I am slightly concerned about Microsoft also forcing everyone coding Metro to use their App Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain View Post
    Someone should tell that to the company that just offered me a 6 month contract at Au$750 per day coding in MFC (or on second thoughts, STFU!......)
    It's so dead that when somebody DOES need some work done on it, they need to pay $750 per day! Ba-dum ching!

    (By the way guys, I'm just goofing around, not trying to insult anyone.)
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    (By the way guys, I'm just goofing around, not trying to insult anyone.)
    I think we got that.

    I grow tired of the best new thing out there stuff from this studio or that even if it is MS. They have a terrible tendency to re-invent the wheel, turn it left or right a bit, and call it a completely new wheel. Then they add insult to injury by claiming if you do not own or use the new wheel you are outdated.

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