Today Soma (and Brian and Scott) announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5. They all point to the downloads, so if you are in a hurry:
- Download Visual Studio2015 RC and VisualStudio 2013 Update 5 RC (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads). Alternatively, save some time and use the provided VM of Visual Studio 2015 RC in Azure.
- Learn more about what’s new in the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes and the Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 RC Release Notes.
- For a list of fixed bugs and known issues, check out the Visual Studio 2015 RC KB Article and the Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 RC KB Article.
- Please submit bugs through Connect, suggestions on UserVoice and quick thoughts via Send-a-Smile in the Visual Studio IDE.
Please submit feedback. You C/C++ developers have never been shy about voicing your concerns; channel that energy into providing us critical feedback about where we can improve your experience and better support your development scenarios! We read everything you share with us.
UPDATE 4/30/2015: Install issues. Thanks for your installation problem feedback. There are a couple of things you can try.
1. As Massimo Aristide points out in the comments, if installation fails follow the “after installation” guidance in the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes:
After a successful installation of Visual Studio, you may receive the following message when you try to start up Visual Studio
Install operation did not finish successfully. Please reinstall or repair Visual Studio
To work around this issue, find the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVisualStudio14.0SetupVS[enterprise | professional | community]
If the value for InstallResult is 3010, change it to 0. Otherwise, perform a repair of the product as requested.
2. Another potential solution is outlined in this Microsoft forums post. It recommends the following:
Go to https://dev.windows.com/downloads/windows-10-developer-tools.Scroll to the bottom of the page and install the Windows 10 SDK and Windows 10 Emulators outside of the Visual Studio setup.
For more information about features for C++ developers in Visual Studio 2015 RC, check out these articles on VCBlog:
- C/C++ Code analysis in VS2015 RC (Joe Morris)
- More About Resumable Functions (Raman Sharma)
- C++11/14/17 Features in VS 2015 RC (Stephan Lavavej)
- C++11 Constant Expressions in VS2015 RC (Karl Niu)
- Natvis Support for Android Debugging (Andrew Hall)
- What’s New With C++ Cross-Platform Development (Ankit Asthana)
- Debugging C++ Code on iOS with Visual Studio 2015 (Andrew Hall)
- Debugging C++ Code on Linux (Marc Goodner)
- Open Sourcing Visual Studio’s GDB/LLDB Debug Engine (Andrew Hall)
- MFC Dynamic Dialog Layout (Artur Laksburg)
- Single-File IntelliSense and Other IDE Improvements (Gabriel Ha)
- Graphics Tools and Windows 10 (Rudolph Balaz)
- Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps in C++ with Visual Studio 2015 (Ankit Asthana)
- Compiling Objective-C Using the Visual Studio 2015 C++ Code Generation that Builds Windows, SQL, .Net, and Office (Jim Radigan, Salmaan Ahmed)
- Strategies for Developing Cross-Platform Applications with Visual Studio 2015 (Amanda Silver)
Wait, there is more on Channel 9:
- GoingNative 37: Single-File IntelliSense (Gabriel Ha)
- C++ IDE Improvements (Gabriel Ha)
- DirectX Tools for Windows 10 in Visual Studio 2015 (Rong Lu)
- Build apps for Windows 10 / Building C++ Universal Apps with Visual Studio 2015 (Raman Sharma)
- Native Memory Diagnostics (Adam Welch)
- Language Conformance (Karl Niu)
- Mobile App Development (Amanda Silver)
- iOS support and updated Android Support (Ankit Asthana)
This page will be updated periodically as documentation and other information becomes available. Remember to read the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes for a more detailed picture of what is included in the RC for C++ and other areas.
Thank you for your continued (and spirited) feedback!
go to https://dev.windows.com/downloads/windows-10-developer-tools. Scroll to the bottom of the page and install the Windows 10 SDK and Windows 10 emulators outside of Visual Studio setup.