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What’s New in the vcpkg 2023.11.20 Release

The 2023.11.20 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from October 19th, 2023 to November 19th, 2023 for the Microsoft/vcpkg, Microsoft/vcpkg-tool, and Microsoft/vcpkg-docs GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Key changes This vcpkg update includes some ...

Functions View for Build Insights in Visual Studio 2022 17.8

Introduction We are excited to unveil a new feature in Build Insights for Visual Studio: Functions View! This feature is available in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8. Functions View offers essential insights into functions and forceinlines within your codebases. Download Visual Studio 2022 17.8 We extend our sincere thanks thanks to the...

Debug vcpkg portfiles in CMake script mode with Visual Studio Code

We recently announced support for debugging the CMake language using the VS Code CMake Tools extension. Now in version 1.16 of the extension, you can fine-tune the debugger configuration using a launch.json file. This enables debugging in CMake script mode in addition to the existing debugging of CMake project generation.  CMake script ...

Visual Studio Code CMake Tools Extension 1.16 Update: New CMake Tools Sidebar and CMake Debugging options

The November release of the CMake Tools extension in VS Code is now available. With this release, we have two major new updates to the extension:  The full list of updates can be seen in our change log. This release features 10 contributions from the open-source community. Thank you all for your continued support!  Release ...

What’s New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2022 17.8

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8 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. Standard ...

Microsoft Visual C++ at CppCon 2023 Trip Report

The Visual C++ team attended CppCon 2023, the largest in-person C++ conference, in Aurora, Colorado from October 2-6th. There were over 700 attendees from the C++ community, and we really enjoyed getting a chance to meet all of you and talk about your unique backgrounds and C++ experiences.(image) Some of our team member’s talks are now ...

Structured Diagnostics in the New Problem Details Window

Massive compiler errors which seem impossible to navigate are the bane of many C++ developers’ lives. It’s up to tools to provide a better experience to help you comprehend diagnostics and understand how to fix the root issue. I wrote Concepts Error Messages for Humans to explore some of the design space and now, due to the hard work of ...