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August 30, 2018

#ifdef WINDOWS – MIDL 3 with Larry Osterman

Microsoft Interface Definition Language (MIDL) 3.0 is a simplified, modern syntax for declaring Windows Runtime types inside Interface Definition Language (IDL) files (.idl files). It is a particularly convenient way to declare C++/WinRT runtime classes.

In this video, Larry Osterman, lead developer on the COM team in Windows, gave us a deep dive in MIDL and how it all ties in the Windows Runtime. Larry shared how MIDL started and how it got to where it is today. Watch the full video above and feel free to reach out on Twitter or in the comments below for questions or comments.

Happy coding!

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