C++ Unit Testing Survey (Summer 2016)

Hi everyone! The Visual Studio C++ team is conducting a survey to learn more about your C++ unit testing experiences. We’ll use the feedback to make improvements to Visual Studio in the future. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Take the C++ unit testing survey Thanks for your feedback! Cheers, Augustin Popa… Read more

Bing Developer Assistant, now with C++ support

Head over today to the Visual Studio blog for some exciting announcements coming from our friends in the Bing team: Bing Developer Assistant just released a new version that brings C++ support From the post: With the addition of 43 Million C++ code samples, our total corpus is now of 64 Million code samples. In addition… Read more

Cocos2d-x Visual Studio Android Project

In the world of game development , Cocos2d is one of the biggest names out there. The open source Cocos2d framework has been the backbone of a vast number of top selling apps and games, provides support for a number of programming languages, and targets a massive variety of devices. Currently, Cocos2d-x (the C++ version of… Read more

Debugging Tips and Tricks for C++ in Visual Studio

When we write software our goal is to create correctly functioning applications the first time. Unfortunately, it rarely works that way and we spend a significant amount of time and effort debugging problems in the code rather than adding new value. Fortunately, when issues arise that need investigation Visual Studio ships a world class debugging… Read more

Using Visual C++ Runtime in Centennial project

Getting started During Build 2015, we announced the Desktop Bridge (formerly called Project Centennial) to bring your desktop apps to UWP. With the Desktop App Converter, you can package your desktop application as an appx package that can be deployed to a Windows 10 Desktop. See this link to learn more about the Desktop Bridge…. Read more

C++ Edit and Continue in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

We’ve been continuing to improve on C++ Edit and Continue (EnC) since we shipped it in Visual Studio 2015 with the default debug engine and the VC 140 toolset. We’ve addressed a fair bit of customer feedback and based on this, I’ll go over the latest developments in C++ EnC for Update 3 (download) and other… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 Available Now

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 was released. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on previous versions. You can read about the changes and additions in the release notes (lots of performance and compiler improvements) and review known issues. Use the Report a Problem option in Visual Studio to share problems with the team. For suggestions,… Read more

Visual C++ for Linux Updates

Updated 6/14/2016: We updated the original announcement post with the content below if you want a single page that covers everything about this extension. The below remains the same and just covers the updates from the original release. We’re happy to provide an update on the VC++ for Linux extension which has a new release… Read more

Compiler improvements in VS 2015 Update 3

The C++ compiler team is excited for you to try out the compiler in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. We’ve made significant progress towards C++ standards conformance between the first release of Visual Studio 2015 and VS 2015 Update 3. Update 3 also has improvements in expression SFINAE, nested namespaces, and generalized range-based for loops…. Read more