vcpkg 2022.11.14 and 2022.10.19 Releases: Localization for 14 Languages, Overlay Ports/Triplets in Manifests, acquire-project Command, and More…

The 2022.11.14 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from September 27th, 2022 to November 13th, 2022 for the Microsoft/vcpkg and Microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes Notable changes for this release are summarized ...

Visual Studio 2022 Performance: Faster C++ Source Code Indexing

Building on top of our performance wins in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3, we are excited to announce additional improvements in version 17.4. Whether you are a game developer, work with large codebases, or have solutions with many C++ projects, your development experience in Visual Studio 2022 17.4 will feel even faster. In 17.4 we ...

What’s New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2022 17.4

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 is now generally available! This post summarizes the new features you can find in this release for C++. You can download Visual Studio 2022 from the Visual Studio downloads page or upgrade your existing installation by following the Update Visual Studio Learn page. Arm64 In 17.3, ...

Improving Copy and Move Elision

With Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 Preview 3, we've significantly increased the number of situations where we do copy or move elision and given users more control over whether these transformations are enabled. What are copy and move elision? When a return keyword in a C++ function is followed by an expression of non-primitive type, the ...

Announcing NuGet PackageReference support for C++/CLI MSBuild projects targeting .NET Core and .NET 5 or higher

One of the new features for C++ developers in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.3 is NuGet PackageReference support for C++/CLI MSBuild projects that target .NET Core and .NET 5 or higher. More specifically, this impacts CLR Class Library (.NET) and CLR Empty Project (.NET) project templates. This functionality allows you to manage NuGet packages ...

Using system package manager dependencies with vcpkg

According to C++ 2022 developer survey, the top 3 ways to manage C++ libraries were having the library source code as part of the build, compiling the library separately from instructions, and acquiring the library from a system package manager. Language package managers, such as vcpkg, simplify library management by offering the ease of use ...

A Visual Studio Debugger Extension for the Raspberry Pi Camera

While developing a sample application for a Raspberry Pi with a camera using the RaspiCam library, it occurred to me that it would be convenient and fun to be able to see the current camera input while debugging the application.  The Visual Studio debugger supports type-specific custom visualizers and end-user extensions that implement UI for...