In CTP 6, we’ve added or updated the following:
- Support for Android API Level 21 (Lollipop).
- Improvements to Android Logcat. (Logcat is a diagnostic tool and essential for a good edit->build->debug experience.)
With Logcat, you can search for specific log messages using the search bar, toggle autoscroll to view messages more easily, clear previous output messages and choose between different log levels.
- A new template that is based on make file support for Android, which allows using an external build system (including NDK-BUILD).
- Precompiled headers in all templates (including Dynamic Shared Library, Static Library, and Cross-platform mobile templates).
We would love to get your thoughts on these and other features for cross-platform / native development in Visual Studio 2015. The survey doesn’t take too long and provides an opportunity to engage with members of the Visual C++ team to discuss your development experience and unique challenges!
Thanks for your continued support!