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

At //Build this year we launched the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. Keeping with the monthly release cadence and goal to continuously respond to your feedback, this August update introduces the following features: • Debug your Windows applications using Visual Studio Code • Improve your code-formatting experience with clang-...
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C++14/17 Features and STL Fixes in VS “15” Preview 4

Visual Studio "15" Preview 4 is now available, with a new installer.  (VS "15" is an IDE version number, not a year.  It's the next major version after VS 2015, which was IDE version 14.  VS has different numbers for its year branding, IDE version, and C++ compiler version.)  All of the features and fixes in VS 2015 Update 3 (including ...
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Range-v3 on MSVC is Available on GitHub

We are delighted to announce that the Visual C++ Team just published an implementation of range-v3 on the Microsoft GitHub repo. This contribution comes hot on the heels of our recent work to improve expression SFINAE on our Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 VC++ compiler . This is the first implementation of the Range TS running in MSVC. In “...

The Lightweight Visual Studio 2017 Installer

⏱This post was updated on 3/7/2017 for the Visual Studio 2017 release. As many of you may have already seen, we have introduced a streamlined Visual Studio Installer for Visual Studio 2017 to give you more control of what you install.  What began as the separation of the C++ tools for Visual Studio 2015 has now become a workload-based...
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STL Fixes In VS 2015 Update 3

VS 2015 Update 3 was released over a month ago.  While its release notes mentioned some STL fixes, here's a comprehensive list.  (Previous changelogs: RTM Part 1, RTM Part 2, Update 1, Update 2 features, and Update 2 fixes.)  STL Features  /std:c++latest enables the following new features: P0025R1 "clamp()", P0185R1 "is_swappable, ...
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C/C++ Cloud Services Survey

Hi everyone, The  C++ team is conducting a survey to better understand cloud services needs for C++ developers across all platforms. The information you provide will be used to improve the experience for C++ developers  connecting to cloud services. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Take the C/C++ Cloud Services ...
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