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Tips on Posting Good Questions

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  • Shawn Farkas of the CLR team recently posted a great message on the .NET Development forum about asking good questions.

    A lot of what he says is also applicable to Visual C++ so I'm posting a link here:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ef62be78-e33b-4499-9b1a-d8b96600a10c/tips-on-posting-good-questions
    I'll just reiterate one of his comments: whenever you post a question please provide as much detail as you can.

    - Paste in the full text of any error message you see.

    - If you suspect that the problem is in your code then provide enough context so that other people can work out what is going on.

    - If you are asking a more general "How do I ...?" question then let us know which version of Visual C++ you are using and also whether or not you are targeting the .NET runtime.

    Keep those questions coming!



    • Edited by Diego Dagum Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:52 AM requested by Ed Price
    • Edited by Mike DanesModerator Monday, March 10, 2014 4:50 PM fixed link
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