If you're an MFC developer for Windows, your applications won't have to look like they were made for Windows 95 anymore. The final edition of the latest VC++ Feature Pack enables you to replace your toolbars with the Office ribbon. S. Somasegar announced the release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack that provides a major update to MFC as well as an implementation of the TR1 library.
Using the new MFC library, developers will be able to create applications that feature the “look and feel” of Microsoft’s most popular products – including Office, Internet Explorer and Visual Studio. With the TR1 library, developers gain access to a number of important features such as smart pointers, regular expression parsing and new container classes.