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  1. #1
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    Jul 2005

    [RESOLVED] Managed or Unmanaged - where does the future lie?


    After attending the WinFX sessions at TechEd 2006 I felt that in near future Microsoft is moving to and openly preaching a mix of managed and unmanaged world.

    Earlier push was more towards managed (which made me believe that in near future even the Windows OS would be mostly managed code) but now Microsoft seems to openly accept that unmanaged would never go.

    Can you please share your thoughts on where the future lies and if its going to be a mix world then in which areas would unmanaged code dominate and which managed code would.

    - Manoj Agarwal

  2. #2
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    Aug 2005

    Re: Managed or Unmanaged - where does the future lie?

    We believe it is going to be a mixed world. It really all depends on your application. Steve mentions more details at http://www.codeguru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=391421

    Also, other threads in this forum explains the benefits of using native VC++ while mixing it with managed code.

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    Last edited by AymanS; June 22nd, 2006 at 12:34 PM.

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