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Not an answer to the original question, however, since this part of the thread is dealing with style/formatting...

Thankful that VS now supports the .editorconfig specification.

I prefer and use 2 space indentation, as to avoid scrolling left and right to be able to read my code.
I also use { and } on their own lines at almost all times, the primary exceptions would be public: inline accessor get methods where exposing the member variable itself would be a bad idea...

ie.
private:
DWORD m_cbAllocated;
public:
inline DWORD get_Allocated() const { return m_cbAllocated; }

In those cases, I find that breaking the method down into multiple lines is overkill.

I also like white spaces after ( and before ) as long as it is not an empty construct. It simply makes it easier for me to read.

ie.

if( ERROR_SUCCESS == ( lRet = RegOpenKeyExA( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, rPF.sPath(), 0, KEY_READ, &hKey ) ) )

In comparisons to constants, I always like to have the constant on the left (see above). This serves two purposes... It is easier to see what I am comparing to without scrolling right past all parameters, and it ensures that a typo (say a missing '=' sign), doesn't compile if comparing to an lValue. (resulting in a bug)

ie.
LONG lRet = RegOpenKeyExA( HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, rPF.sPath(), 0, KEY_READ, &hKey );
if( ERROR_SUCCESS = lRet )
{
...
}

Not for everyone, but after doing this for 30+ years, it's what I'm used to, and no employer in their right mind is going to force me to change this late in the game.

Here's the complimentary grain of salt .
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