⏱ Updated on Jan 17, 2018 with information on ImageWatch and Child Process Debugging
In this blogpost we want to highlight several Visual Studio extensions that can make your life better as a C++ developer if you’re using Visual Studio 2017 or considering upgrading.
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Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications utilize a new Windows API and app model that creates a single output binary that can feasibly run on any Windows 10 device, ranging from desktops to HoloLens. Because a app can run on a wide variety of devices with different form factors and types of input,
The Windows desktop platform has long been the most popular platform among C++ application developers. With C++ and Visual Studio, you use Windows SDKs to target many versions of Windows ranging from Windows XP to Windows 10, which is well over a billion devices.
Debugging is one of the cornerstones of software development, and it can consume a significant portion of a developer’s day. The Visual Studio native debugger provides a powerful and feature-rich experience for finding and fixing problems that arise in your applications,
There have been a number of questions from customers about how to locate the tools in the world of this new installation model. The following blog post will share a number of options available for locating Visual Studio 2017 instances and provides various samples that illustrates the process in action.
Download the VS 2017 Build Tools (for C++ or managed code)
Recap of the Visual C++ and Build Tools
Last year we introduced the Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools to enable a streamlined build-lab experience for getting the required Visual C++ tools without the additional overhead of installing the Visual Studio IDE.
⏱This post was updated on 3/7/2017 for the Visual Studio 2017 release.
As many of you may have already seen, we have introduced a streamlined Visual Studio Installer for Visual Studio 2017 to give you more control of what you install.
This post details how to enable the feature in VS2015 Update 2. The recommended way of getting this feature is now to install VS2015 Update 3 which supports it by default.
In Visual Studio 2012 the native debugger significantly improved with the addition of native visualizers (natvis) as part of a major debug engine overhaul.
As announced in an earlier blog post, Visual Studio 2015 hosts a new set of memory profiling tools to help address and fix memory issues within your applications. The new debug-time profiler runs during your debugging session and allows you to take snapshots anytime,
When debugging your native applications, it is often useful to view the values of the objects in memory in a specific way, whether that be with custom string formatting, or even performing an operation on the data to make it more meaningful and easy to interpret.