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Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension May 2018 Update – IntelliSense configuration just got so much easier!

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension May 2018 Update – IntelliSense configuration just got so much easier! This morning we shipped the May 2018 update of the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, the most significant update to this extension in its 2-year history! 😊 The team has been working extremely hard for the past month to bring many...

Macro Expansions in Quick Info Tooltips

With Visual Studio, we're always looking for ways to save developers time and make them more productive. A good way to do this is to look at C/C++ language features that are difficult to work with, and make it easier to understand them. Today, we're looking at macros. Macros are always a pain to deal with, yet they are one of those things that...

Recently completed UserVoice Suggestions for Visual Studio

In our blog posts on the Visual C++ Team Blog, we often encourage readers to submit suggestions on how to improve Visual Studio via UserVoice. We review these suggestions regularly and often work to incorporate them into future releases. This post aims to provide an update, expanding on our previous entry on completed UserVoice suggestions, ...
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Announcing: MSVC Conforms to the C++ Standard

Achieving conformance with the C++ Standards has been a long road for the Visual C++ team. If you've seen us at any conferences lately, you've probably seen the MSVC Conformance slide. (You can grab a copy of the slide or watch the 2017 CppCon talk here.) Finishing the features on this slide – which includes features from C++11, C++14, and C...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Code Analysis and CMake 3.11

Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 4 is now available and we have added a few more CMake features in addition to the Targets View and single file compilation added in Preview 3.  We keep the version of CMake that ships with Visual Studio as fresh as possible, so we have updated it to version 3.11.  We are also excited to announce that CMake ...

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