CMake Support in Visual Studio: Customizing your Environment

In Visual Studio 15.3, there are new ways for you to apply advanced configuration to your CMake environments. Please download the latest and try out the latest CMake features.  If you are just getting started with CMake, follow the link to learn more about CMake support in Visual Studio.  We are looking forward to your feedback. What’s new… Read more

Using MinGW and Cygwin with Visual C++ and Open Folder

Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4.  The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin.  MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it, is a compiler in the GCC family designed to run… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension July 2017 Update – time to try out the new IntelliSense!

2 million downloads! This is very exciting for the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension, considering it was just 4 months ago when we hit the 1 million milestone! Today we are shipping the July 2017 update to the extension. Besides several bug fixes, we are continuing to polish the new IntelliSense experience that we shipped… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension June 2017 Update

Today we are excited to announce the release of the June 2017 update of the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. This update enables semantic-aware member list auto-completion and improves the overall default IntelliSense behavior, providing a smoother out-of-box IntelliSense experience. If you haven’t tried it before, download VS Code (Stable build) or VS Code… Read more

CMake support in Visual Studio – what’s new in 2017 15.3 Preview 2

We’re excited to announce improved CMake and Ninja support in Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 2.  In this preview, we have updated CMake from version 3.7.2 to version 3.8 and added improved support for the CMake Ninja generator.  Additionally, this preview includes several fixes for community reported bugs. Please download the preview and try out the… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension May 2017 Update

Earlier this month, the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code hit another exciting milestone – it has been installed over 1.5 million times since it first shipped in March last year! Thanks to everyone who has sent us feedback to help us make it this far. We will continue to make improvements to the extension… Read more

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension April 2017 Update

Earlier today we shipped the April 2017 update to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. We are excited to introduce the following new features in this update: Error Squiggles Quick Info Go to Declaration Bash on Windows debugging support The original blog post has been updated with these changes. If you have this extension… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 for C++ developers – you will love it

Here on the C++ product team at Microsoft, our mission is to make the lives of every C++ developer on the planet better. We try to do that via various avenues, including but not limited to, by enthusiastically participating with the C++ Standards committee to help the language itself be better for every C++ developer… Read more

C++ Code Analysis improvements in Visual Studio 2017 RTM

This blog post was written by Sunny Chatterjee and Andrew Pardoe Visual Studio 2017 RTM  release includes the C++ Core Guidelines Checkers as part of Code Analysis tools for C/C++. We have gotten a ton of useful feedback on the early previews of these checks through our external customers. Thank you for engaging with us… Read more

Check for const correctness with the C++ Core Guidelines Checker

This blog post was written by Sunny Chatterjee and Andrew Pardoe The C++ Core Guidelines focus on simple ways that you can improve the correctness and safety of your code. We introduced the C++ Core Guidelines Checkers to help automate enforcement of the C++ Core Guidelines in your code. One of the easiest and most… Read more