Range-v3 on MSVC is Available on GitHub

We are delighted to announce that the Visual C++ Team just published an implementation of range-v3 on the Microsoft GitHub repo. This contribution comes hot on the heels of our recent work to improve expression SFINAE on our Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 VC++ compiler . This is the first implementation of the Range TS… Read more

The Lightweight Visual Studio “15” Installer

As many of you may have already seen, we have introduced a streamlined Visual Studio Installer for Visual Studio “15” to give you more control of what you install.  What began as the separation of the C++ tools for Visual Studio 2015 has now become a workload-based installation experience where you can select the tools you… Read more

STL Fixes In VS 2015 Update 3

VS 2015 Update 3 was released over a month ago.  While its release notes mentioned some STL fixes, here’s a comprehensive list.   (Previous changelogs: RTM Part 1, RTM Part 2, Update 1, Update 2 features, and Update 2 fixes.)   STL Features   /std:c++latest enables the following new features: P0025R1 “clamp()”, P0185R1 “is_swappable, is_nothrow_swappable”,… Read more

C/C++ Cloud Services Survey

Hi everyone, The  C++ team is conducting a survey to better understand cloud services needs for C++ developers across all platforms. The information you provide will be used to improve the experience for C++ developers  connecting to cloud services. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Take the C/C++ Cloud Services survey… Read more

July Update for the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension

At //Build this year we launched the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, with this July update to the extension we would like to thank all of you who have tried out the C/C++ extension in Visual Studio Code and have already provided rich feedback on your experiences and filed issues and requests with us. If… Read more

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