CMake support in Visual Studio 2017 – what’s new in the RC.2 update

In case you missed the latest Visual Studio news, there is a new update for Visual Studio 2017 RC available. You can either upgrade your existing installation or, if you’re starting fresh, install it from the Visual Studio 2017 RC download page. This release comes with several enhancements in Visual Studio’s CMake experience that further… Read more

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

At //Build this year we launched the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. Keeping with the monthly release cadence and goal to continuously respond to your feedback, this December update introduces the following features: Debugger visualizations by default with Pretty Printing for GDB users Ability to map source files during debugging If you haven’t already provided… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 RC Now Available

Visual Studio 2017 RC (previously known as Dev “15”) is now available. There is a lot of stuff for C++ to love in this release: Give Visual C++ a Switch to Standard Conformance. Use the opt-in /permissive switch to compile your C++ code in a mode much closer to ISO C++ standards conformance. Watch the video C++… Read more

Introducing the Visual Studio Build Tools

Download the VS 2017 Build Tools (for C++ or managed code) Recap of the Visual C++ and Build Tools Last year we introduced the Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools to enable a streamlined build-lab experience for getting the required Visual C++ tools without the additional overhead of installing the Visual Studio IDE.  We expanded the options… Read more

Find All References re-designed for larger searches

Visual Studio 2017 comes packed with several major changes to the core developer productivity experience. It is our goal to maximize your efficiency as you develop applications, and this requires us to constantly refine our features and improve on them over time. For Visual Studio 2017, we wanted to improve code navigation, particularly for larger… Read more

Introducing Go To, the successor to Navigate To

Visual Studio 2017 comes packed with several major changes to the core developer productivity experience. It is our goal to maximize your efficiency as you develop applications, and this requires us to constantly refine our features and improve on them over time. For Visual Studio 2017, we wanted to improve code navigation, particularly for larger… Read more

Open any folder with C++ sources in Visual Studio 2017 RC

With the Visual Studio 2017 RC release, we’re continuing to improve the “Open Folder” capabilities for C++ source code. In this release, we’re adding support for building as well as easier configuration for the debugger and the C++ language services. If you are just getting started with “Open Folder” or want to read about these… Read more

CMake support in Visual Studio – the Visual Studio 2017 RC update

Visual Studio 2017 RC is an important release when it comes to its support for CMake. The “Tools for CMake” VS component is now ready for public preview and we’d like to invite all of you to bring your CMake projects into VS and give us feedback on your experience. For an overview of the… Read more

Updates to Expression SFINAE in VS 2017 RC

Throughout the VS 2015 cycle we’ve been focusing on the quality of our expression SFINAE implementation. Because expression SFINAE issues can be subtle and complex we’ve been using popular libraries such as Boost and Microsoft’s fork of Range-v3 to validate our implementation and find remaining bugs. As we shift the compiler team’s focus to Visual Studio… Read more

Give Visual C++ a Switch to Standard Conformance

This post was written by Gabriel Dos Reis, Phil Christensen, and Andrew Pardoe The Visual C++ Team is excited to announce that the compiler in Visual Studio 2017 RC will feature a mode much closer to ISO C++ standards conformance than any time in its history. This represents a major milestone in our journey to… Read more