C++ Team Blog

The latest in C++, Visual Studio, VS Code, and vcpkg from the MSFT C++ team

Testing the MSVC Compiler Backend

This post provides a behind-the-scenes look at how we test MSVC's backend, which is responsible for optimization and code generation. Many people worldwide use our compiler and expect it to provide a high-quality experience in terms of correctness (compiled code behaves as written), performance (speed of the compiled code), and throughput (...

What’s New in vcpkg (January 2024)

This blog post summarizes changes to the vcpkg package manager as part of the 2024.01.12 release and changes to vcpkg documentation throughout January. This month’s vcpkg release was mainly minor bug fixes, while several new documentation articles were added. Some stats for this period:   vcpkg changelog (...

#include Diagnostics in Visual Studio

We’re excited to announce that the #include Diagnostics feature is now available in Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Preview 2. This new feature allows you to better understand the behavior of #include directives by providing detailed information on each directive’s references and build time.  (image) To begin utilizing this feature, ...