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C++ tutorials, C and C++ news, and information about Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Vcpkg from the Microsoft C++ team.

July Update for the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension

At //Build this year we launched the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, with this July update to the extension we would like to thank all of you who have tried out the C/C++ extension in Visual Studio Code and have already provided rich feedback on your experiences and filed issues and requests with us. If you haven’t already provided ...
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C++ Unit Testing Survey (Summer 2016)

Hi everyone! The Visual Studio C++ team is conducting a survey to learn more about your C++ unit testing experiences. We'll use the feedback to make improvements to Visual Studio in the future. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Take the C++ unit testing survey Thanks for your feedback! Cheers, Augustin Popa ...

Bing Developer Assistant, now with C++ support

Head over today to the Visual Studio blog for some exciting announcements coming from our friends in the Bing team: Bing Developer Assistant just released a new version that brings C++ support From the post: With the addition of 43 Million C++ code samples, our total corpus is now of 64 Million code samples. In addition to MSDN, ...

Cocos2d-x Visual Studio Android Project

In the world of game development , Cocos2d is one of the biggest names out there. The open source Cocos2d framework has been the backbone of a vast number of top selling apps and games, provides support for a number of programming languages, and targets a massive variety of devices. Currently, Cocos2d-x (the C++ version of Cocos2d) provides...

Debugging Tips and Tricks for C++ in Visual Studio

When we write software our goal is to create correctly functioning applications the first time. Unfortunately, it rarely works that way and we spend a significant amount of time and effort debugging problems in the code rather than adding new value. Fortunately, when issues arise that need investigation Visual Studio ships a world class ...
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Using Visual C++ Runtime in Centennial project

Last update: 11/22/2017 Getting started During Build 2015, we announced the Desktop Bridge (formerly called Project Centennial) to bring your desktop apps to UWP. With the Desktop App Converter, you can package your desktop application as an appx package that can be deployed to a Windows 10 Desktop. See this link to learn more about the ...

C++ Edit and Continue in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

We’ve been continuing to improve on C++ Edit and Continue (EnC) since we shipped it in Visual Studio 2015 with the default debug engine and the VC 140 toolset. We’ve addressed a fair bit of customer feedback and based on this, I’ll go over the latest developments in C++ EnC for Update 3 (download) and other clarifications in this blog ...

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