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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.

Image Watch is now available for Visual Studio 2017

点这里看中文版 Image Watch is a Visual Studio extension that provides a watch window for viewing in-memory bitmaps when debugging native C++ code. It comes with built-in support for OpenCV image types (e.g. cv::Mat, cv::Mat_<> , etc.). We know that, for many of you, this is an important part of your C++ debugging experience. We...

Broken Warnings Theory

Перевод статьи на русском The "broken warnings theory" is a fictional theory of the norm-setting and signaling effect of coding practices and bug-checking techniques in 3rd party libraries on new bugs and design anti-patterns. The theory states that maintaining and monitoring warning levels to prevent small problems ...

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension Dec 2017 update – support for more Linux distros

Happy holidays! Today we’re shipping the December 2017 update to the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension – our last major update of this year, with out-of-box support for more Linux distros and built-in guidance on how to configure for a better IntelliSense experience. The original blog post, which provides an overview of this extension, ...

C++17 Feature Removals And Deprecations

Technology advances by inventing new ways of doing things and by discarding old ways. The C++ Standardization Committee is simultaneously adding new features and removing old features at a gradual pace, because we've discovered thoroughly better ways of writing code. While feature removals can be annoying, in the sense that programmers need to...
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MSVC code optimizer improvements in Visual Studio 2017 versions 15.5 and 15.3

In this post, we’d like to give you an update on the significant progress the Visual C++ code optimizer made in the past year, focused mostly on the features released in the 15.3 and 15.5 versions. Compared to VS2015 Update 3, VS2017 15.5 provides on average an 8.9% increase in runtime speed in the SPEC 2017 benchmark (for detailed numbers ...

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