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

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

CMake support in Visual Studio

⏱ Updated on April 17, 2017 with the latest functionality in Visual Studio 2017 15.2 update Visual Studio 2017 introduces built-in support for handling CMake projects. This makes it a lot simpler to develop C++ projects built with CMake without the need to generate VS projects and solutions from the command line. This post gives… Read more

C++ IntelliSense Improvements – Predictive IntelliSense & Filtering

IntelliSense is one of the most commonly used features in Visual Studio. With it, developers can write code more efficiently and learn more about their codebase at the same time. In a sense, IntelliSense is both a guide and a productivity feature. We understand the importance of having a powerful IntelliSense system which displays highly… Read more

Bring your C++ codebase to Visual Studio with “Open Folder”

⏱ Updated on March 06, 2017 with the latest functionality in Visual Studio 2017 RTW Welcome to Visual Studio 2017! Starting with this release, Visual Studio supports opening folders containing source code without the need to create any solutions or projects. This makes it a lot simpler to get started with Visual Studio, even if your project is… Read more

Java debugging and language support in Visual Studio for Android

As part of our continued efforts to make Visual Studio a productive environment for developing mobile applications we’re pleased to announce that Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC adds support for debugging your Java source files that are part of your Android projects and (with the help of an extension) get IntelliSense and Browsing assistance… Read more

C++ IDE Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

When we considered what features to add to the C++ IDE in Visual Studio 2013, we decided to focus on improving the C++ code editing experience. We’ve added a number of features that will help you write and format your code more quickly, and will give you more useful information in IntelliSense. You can configure… Read more

C++ IDE Performance Improvement in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

My name is Li Shao. I am a Senior Software Design Engineer in Test on the VC++ team. In this blog, I would like to share the performance enhancements we’ve made in VS 2013 Preview to improve the C++ IDE and build system. Performance is a vital part of software quality. Over the last couple… Read more

C9::GoingNative: Visual C++ Upcoming IDE Demos, a CRT Talk and More!!

Greetings! Charles Torre and I came back with the second episode of Channel 9 Going Native –which is actually episode 1, considering that C++, as a C-like language, starts indexing from 0. This time we follow up from a recent article that my colleague and friend Sumit Kumar (Program Manager in the Visual C++ team)… Read more