Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension August 2018 Update

Late last week we shipped the August 2018 update  to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. This update included support for “Just My Code” symbol search, a gcc-x64 option in the intelliSenseMode setting, and many bug fixes. You can find the full list of changes in the release notes.

“Just My Code” symbol search

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T in Visual Studio Code lets you jump to any symbols in the entire workspace.

We have heard feedback that sometimes it is desired to have the system header symbols excluded from this search. In this update, we enabled “Just My Code” symbol search to filter out system symbols, which offers a cleaner result list and significantly speeds up symbol search in large codebases, and as such we’ve made this behavior the default.

If you need symbol search to also include system headers, simply toggle the C_Cpp.workspaceSymbols setting in the VS Code Settings file (File > Preferences > Settings).

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