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Recommendations to speed C++ builds in Visual Studio

In this blog, I will discuss features, techniques and tools you can use to reduce build time for C++ projects. The primary focus of this post is to improve developer build time for the Debug Configuration as a part of your Edit/Build/Debug cycle (inner development loop). These recommendations are a result of investigating build issues across ...
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CppRestSDK 2.9.0 is available on GitHub

We are delighted to announce a new version of CppRestSDK (Casablanca) 2.9.0, this new version available on GitHub introduces new features and fixes issues reported on the 2.8.0 version. The C++ REST SDK is a Microsoft project for cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design. This project ...

C++/WinRT Available on GitHub

C++/WinRT is now available on GitHub. This is the future of the Modern C++ project and the first public preview coming officially from Microsoft. https://github.com/microsoft/cppwinrt C++/WinRT is a standard C++ language projection for the Windows Runtime implemented solely in header files. It allows you to both author and consume Windows ...

C++ Core Check code analysis is included with VS 2017

Visual Studio "15" Preview 5 now includes the C++ Core Guidelines Checkers. This means you no longer have to install the C++ Core Check package from NuGet to check your code against rules and profiles in the C++ Core Guidelines. Just configure Code Analysis to include the C++ Core Check extensions. You can configure Code Analysis in the ...
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Compiler Tools Layout in Visual Studio 2017

点这里看中文版 This post was written by Andrew Pardoe, Mark Levine, and Iyyappa Murugandi. Thank you for your feedback! We've made some changes to the layouts based on your feedback. Update Dec 8 2016 Finding the location of a VC++ install: Some folks have asked about how to find instances of Visual C++ on a developer's ...
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Faster C++ build cycle in VS 2017 with /Debug:fastlink

Continuing with our goal of further improving developer productivity with Visual Studio 2017 there have been major investments made for also improving incremental developer builds. The developer incremental build is one where a developer changes a single or multiple source files and builds. The time spent in these builds is almost equal to the...

Faster C++ solution load with VS 2017

The Visual C++ product has had projects ever since its inception.  Visual C++ had its own IDE up through Visual Studio 6.  Starting in Visual Studio .NET, C++ moved to a new IDE shared by Visual Basic, C#, C++, and other tools.  This new IDE used COM everywhere and items in the Solution Explorer were based on IVsHierarchy.  Much of the ...

Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 Now Available

Visual Studio "15" Preview 5 is now available. Read the official announcement on the Visual Studio blog. Highlights for C++ developers include: For the complete list of everything in this release, along with some known issues, look at the Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 Release Notes page. The Preview 5 FAQ...

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