In Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 we have updated the version of CMake we ship inbox to CMake 3.14. This comes with performance improvements for extracting generated build system information. Additionally, we now support virtually all the Visual Studio capabilities regardless of the CMake binary origin so long as the CMake version is at least 3.14.
The Quick Info tooltip has received a couple of improvements in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3.
Quick Info Colorization
While Quick Info was previously all black text, the tooltip now respects the semantic colorization of your editor:
If you’d like to customize your semantic colorization,
There’s seeing your build, and then there’s REALLY seeing your build. The difference can be quite dramatic, unveiling a new world of possibilities. As part of a partnership between IncrediBuild and Visual Studio, you can enjoy these possibilities directly within Visual Studio.
In Visual Studio 2019 you can target both Windows and Linux from the comfort of a single IDE. In Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3 we announced several new features specific to the Linux Workload: native support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL),
In Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3 we have integrated AddressSanitizer (ASan) into Visual Studio for Linux projects. ASan is a runtime memory error detector for C/C++ that catches the following errors:
Use after free (dangling pointer reference)
Heap buffer overflow
Stack buffer overflow
Use after return
Use after scope
Initialization order bugs
You can enable ASan for MSBuild-based Linux projects and CMake projects that target a remote Linux system or WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
In the latest Preview release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1, we’ve added two quick fixes to the Code Analysis experience focused around uninitialized variable checks. These quick fixes are available via the Quick Actions (lightbulb) menu on relevant lines, accessed by hovering over the line or squiggle,
In Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 3 we have added native support for using C++ with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). WSL lets you run a lightweight Linux environment directly on Windows, including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications.
The May 2019 update of the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension is now available to C/C++ extension Insiders. This release includes many new features, including Visual Studio Code Remote Development extensions with C/C++, an IntelliSense Configurations settings UI, and IntelliSense improvements.