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VS Code C++ Extension January Update: Create Definitions and Declarations

Starting with the 1.13.6 version of the C++ Extension in VS Code, we are happy to share a much requested feature: Auto creation of definitions or declarations for functions! You can now quickly create a declaration in a header file for a function you only have a definition for, or vice versa. These generated definitions and declarations ...

Debug Linux Console apps in Visual Studio’s Integrated Terminal

We have now added the capability for users to debug their C++ Linux Console applications from the Integrated Terminal in Visual Studio 2022 17.5 Preview 3! To learn more about what the Integrated Terminal does and how to work with it in Visual Studio, please see this C++ feature announcement blog post.  Now, using the Linux Console ...

C++ Brace Pair Colorization and More in Visual Studio

Visual Studio 17.5 brings you several new improvements in the C++ editing experience. Now we are excited to announce that C++ Brace Pair Colorization, Spell Checker, All-In-One Search, Reimagined Member List, and Macro Expansion Improvements are released in the Visual Studio Preview.   These features are also part of our focus on ...

Deploy and debug apps on remote targets

There are a number of ways that Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code enable you to interact with remote machines. Both can enable you to connect to a remote machine and use it as a build machine and debug your applications there. Sometimes though your target is not the same as your build machine. For example, for embedded Linux devices you ...

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