MSVC Preprocessor Progress towards Conformance

Why re-write the preprocessor? Recently, we published a blog post on C++ conformance completion. As mentioned in the blog post, the preprocessor in MSVC is currently getting an overhaul. We are doing this to improve its language conformance, address some of the longstanding bugs that were difficult to fix due to its design and improve… Read more

New, experimental code analysis features in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 Preview 3

The Visual C++ team has been working to refresh our code analysis experience inside Visual Studio. We’re aiming to make these tools both more useful and natural to use and hope that they’ll benefit you no matter your workflow, style, or project type. Trying out new features In Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 3,… Read more

Announcing Template IntelliSense

C++ developers using function templates and class templates can now take full advantage of IntelliSense within their template bodies. In Visual Studio 2017 15.8 Preview 3, when your caret is inside a template, a new UI element called a “Template Bar” appears next to the template definition. The Template Bar allows you to provide sample… Read more

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

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension June 2018 Update Today we’re very happy to announce the availability of the June 2018 update to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code! In this update, we are continuing our efforts to make IntelliSense configuration easier by auto-detecting compile_commands.json files for IntelliSense, significantly improving recursive search performance, making browse.path… Read more

Use Boost.Hana via vcpkg with the latest MSVC compiler

Overview As we continue to work towards improving the conformance of the MSVC compiler for the C++ community, we would like to enable more C++ libraries, and today we are bringing Boost.Hana to Visual C++.  Building on our recent C++ conformance progress, customers can now use Boost.Hana with the VS2017 15.7 update after we’ve applied… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension May 2018 Update – IntelliSense configuration just got so much easier!

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension May 2018 Update – IntelliSense configuration just got so much easier! This morning we shipped the May 2018 update of the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, the most significant update to this extension in its 2-year history! 😊 The team has been working extremely hard for the past month… Read more

Announcing a single C++ library manager for Linux, macOS and Windows: Vcpkg

At Microsoft, the core of our vision is “Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform” and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development tools and services to build your apps across all platforms. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce today the availability of vcpkg on Linux and MacOS. This gives… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension March 2018 update

Today we are excited to announce the March 2018 update to the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension! This update includes improved auto-complete for local and global scopes and a simplified configuration process for system includes and defines, enabling a better out-of-box IntelliSense experience. You can find the full list of changes in the release notes…. Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension Feb 2018 update

点这里看中文版 The February 2018 update to the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension is here! In addition to several bug fixes, this update added colorization for inactive code regions, making it easy to read C and C++ code. You can find the full list of changes in the 0.15.0 release notes. Colorization for inactive regions Inactive code… Read more

Vcpkg: introducing installation options with Feature Packages

We are happy to announce a new feature for vcpkg in version 0.0.103: Feature Packages. Vcpkg is a package manager to help acquiring and building open source libraries on Windows; vcpkg currently offers over 600 C++ libraries available for VS2017 and VS2015. With Feature Packages you have more control over how you build a library… Read more