Find Your Favorite Library for C++ in NuGet

Many of you may know that NuGet is the “go-to” library repository for .NET development, but what about using it for C++? The answer here may surprise you as many of the top open source C++ libraries are actually sitting in the NuGet gallery. For those who haven’t used NuGet before, NuGet is the package… Read more

GPU Usage tool in Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP1

After shipping a number of improvements to Graphics Diagnostics in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC, the team has been working to bring you more profiling tools for DirectX applications. In Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP1 that released yesterday (Download here), you will find a brand new GPU Usage tool in the Performance and… Read more

Graphics Diagnostics in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC

Hello again! Three months have passed since we talked about what’s new for Graphics Development in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. Since then the team has been working to bring even more Graphics Diagnostics features into Visual Studio. I’m very excited to share with you what we have put in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3… Read more

DirectX Graphics Development with Visual Studio 2013 and Update 2

Hello, everyone! My name is Rong Lu, a program manager on the Visual C++ team. Last week at BUILD conference, I gave a talk on “DirectX Graphics Development with Visual Studio 2013 and Update 2” in which we walked through a couple of exciting new features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 (Download Update 2… Read more

Performance++ with Visual C++ 2013

For Visual Studio 2013 we have continued to improve the analysis performed by the Visual C++ compiler so it can produce code that runs faster than before. In this blog we highlight some of the many improvements that Visual Studio 2013 has in store for you. This blog is intended to provide you an overview… Read more

Visual C++ in 2013 and Beyond – Q&A

Did you watch Charles Torre’s discussion with Ale Contenti, Tarek Madkour and Herb Sutter at the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch last month? The team answered a number of questions from Charles and the community on topics ranging from refactoring to PEX. In case you missed the video (or missed some of the answers), the… Read more

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services from C++ Windows Store apps

Most good apps these days provide some kind of connected experience whether it is the ability to connect to existing popular web services (like Facebook, Twitter, SkyDrive etc.) or building their own custom backend based somewhere in the cloud.  Visual Studio 2013 provides support for both these scenarios for C++ developers.  For the former, it… 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

Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available!

Soma announced availability of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The experience for Visual C++ developers was improved with enhancements in the following areas: ISO C/C++ standards, Visual C++ library, C++ application performance, Windows Store App development, diagnostics, 3-D graphics, the IDE and productivity. Here are the key links: Download here. What’s New for Visual C++… Read more