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Diagnostic Improvements in Visual Studio 2017 15.3.0

This post as well as described diagnostics significantly benefited from the feedback by Mark, Xiang, Stephan, Marian, Gabriel, Ulzii, Steve and Andrew. Visual Studio 2017 15.3.0 release comes with a number of improvements to the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler's diagnostics. Most of these improvements are in response to the diagnostics ...

Using MinGW and Cygwin with Visual C++ and Open Folder

Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4.  The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin.  MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it, is a compiler in the GCC family designed to run natively on ...

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension July 2017 Update – time to try out the new IntelliSense!

2 million downloads! This is very exciting for the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension, considering it was just 4 months ago when we hit the 1 million milestone! Today we are shipping the July 2017 update to the extension. Besides several bug fixes, we are continuing to polish the new IntelliSense experience that we shipped last month. This ...

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Supports Intel® AVX-512

For this post we welcome John Morgan from Intel Corporation as guest author on the Visual Studio Blog. John has been with Intel for nine years, but his contributions to the Microsoft compiler stretch back through two decades and three other companies. He gratefully acknowledges help with this post from others at Intel and Microsoft. This post...
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