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AddressSanitizer continue_on_error

Visual Studio 17.6 comes with new functionality in the Address Sanitizer runtime which provides a new “checked build” for C and C++. This new runtime mode diagnoses and reports hidden memory safety errors, with zero false positives, as your app runs. Introduction C++ memory safety errors are a top concern for the industry. In Visual ...

C++ Extension in VS Code 1.16 Release: Call Hierarchy & more

The 1.16 version of the C++ Extension in VS Code has now been shipped. With this version of the extension, we are releasing one of our most upvoted GitHub feature requests – Call Hierarchy. We also added new functionality when creating declarations and definitions that allows you to copy the declaration/definition and specify its placement ...
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Build Insights Now Available in Visual Studio 2022

Introduction We're excited to announce that Build Insights is now integrated with Visual Studio 2022! Available in Visual Studio 2022 17.7 Preview 2, Build Insights provides critical information of your development environment. Using the analysis created by Build Insights, you will now have the power to effectively optimize your build times, ...

Pure Virtual C++ Videos Available

All of the videos from our Pure Virtual C++ conference are now available! You can find them all on YouTube. Overall we had 18 videos on a wide variety of C++ topics, from Rust/C++ interoperability, to value semantics, to improving compiler errors. Here are the videos for our five live sessions which ran on the day of the conference...
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Automatically Install Windows Subsystem for Linux from Visual Studio using New Seamless Integration

Have you ever wanted to try using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to target Linux from your C++ project, but haven’t gone through the documentation or CLI installation process? Now, from Visual Studio with the Linux and Embedded Workload, Visual Studio makes it easier than ever to get to that one-click install of WSL. Download the latest ...

Improved Doxygen Overload Resolution

We are excited to announce an enhanced Doxygen Comment Support for C++ in Visual Studio 17.7 Preview 2. To start using this feature, ensure to update to the latest version of Visual Studio Preview.   Improved Doxygen overload resolution  Doxygen comment support has been enhanced to improve the visibility and consistency of shared ...

MSVC C++23 Update and Pure Virtual C++ Tomorrow!

In preparation for Pure Virtual C++ tomorrow Stephan T. Lavavej has made a video update of all we've been working on for conformance in MSVC for C++20 and C++23. You can sign up for Pure Virtual C++ for free here. Stephan's video is here...
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Pure Virtual C++: CMake Debugger, Build Insights in Visual Studio, and more

(image) Pure Virtual C++ is our free, annual, one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. This year it is running June 6th and you can find the session list and sign-up for free on the event page. In the run up to the conference we will be publishing new C++ videos every day. You can find the playlist on YouTube. We've ...