Today Soma announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 RTM and invited Brian Harry and others to talk about new features and experiences. You can watch the VS 2015 keynote or catch the recording on Channel 9 later. Additionally, we have over 60 on-demand videos on Channel 9 that drill into the details of various features and improvements.
Here are the links you need to get started:
- Download Visual Studio from visualstudio.com or the MSDN subscriber downloads.
- Use an Azure VM image to kick the tires.
- Read an overview of all the new stuff on the Visual Studio blog.
- Learn more about what’s new in the Visual Studio 2015 RC Release Notes and the Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 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.
With each release, we implore (beg?) you to provide feedback through whatever channel works best for you. This time, we are trying an experiment. Please provide short, in-the-moment feedback through Send-a-Smile or Send-a-Frown and include the tag #cpp2015. We want to be overwhelmed by good (or not) feedback from you, our users and biggest fans/critics. Thank you!
For more information about features for C++ developers in Visual Studio 2015, check out these articles on VCBlog:
- Developing cross-platform iOS applications using Visual Studio (Ankit Asthana)
- 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)
- C++11/14/17 Features in VS 2015 RTM (Stephan Lavavej)
- STL Fixes In VS 2015, Part 2 (part one) (Stephan Lavavej)
- C++11 Constant Expressions in VS2015 RC (Karl Niu)
- More About Resumable Functions (Raman Sharma)
- C++ Compiler Front-End Fixes In VS2015 (Ulzii Luvsanbat)
- Format Specifiers Checking (Yuriy Solodkyy)
- C/C++ Code analysis in VS2015 RC (Joe Morris)
- Natvis Support for Android Debugging (Andrew Hall)
- Open Sourcing Visual Studio’s GDB/LLDB Debug Engine (source now available!) (Andrew Hall)
- MFC Dynamic Dialog Layout (Artur Laksburg)
- Single-File IntelliSense and Other IDE Improvements (Gabriel Ha)
- Graphics Tools and Windows 10 (Rudolph Balaz)
For those who missed the Build conference, here are a few videos you might like:
- 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.
Thank you for your continued (and spirited) feedback and remember to use Send-A-Smile/Frown with #cpp2015!