Julia Reid

Program Manager 2, Visual C++

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What’s new for C++ Debugging in Visual Studio Code

It’s been a minute since our last blog post about C++ in VS Code, but we’ve been working hard on new features and bug fixes! Today, we’re excited to fill you in on the latest and greatest C++ debugger improvements in VS Code, including support for the Apple M1 chip, data breakpoints, and a new run/debug play button! Apple Silicon ARM64...

Visual Studio Code C++ December 2021 Update: clang-tidy

The latest insiders release of the C++ extension is here, bringing clang-tidy support to VS Code! Clang-tidy is a clang-based C++ linter tool that detects common errors in your code, like style violations and bugs that can be deduced via static analysis. Clang-tidy integration was one of our top asks on GitHub, so we’re excited to announce ...

Makefile Tools December 2021 Update: Problem Matchers and Compilation Database Generation

The December 2021 update of the Makefile Tools extension for Visual Studio Code is here, bringing you support for problem matchers (to easily view errors and warnings in the editor), the ability to generate a compile_commands.json file for your project, and a bunch of other enhancements and bug fixes! To find out more about all the ...
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Visual Studio Code C++ July 2021 Update: Disassembly View, Macro Expansion and Windows ARM64 Debugging

The July 2021 update of the C++ extension for Visual Studio Code is here, bringing you brand new features— such as a Disassembly View while debugging, inline macro expansions, and debug support for Windows ARM64 architecture—along with a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes. To find out more about all the enhancements, check out our ...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension April 2021 Update: CUDA C/C++ IntelliSense and Apple Silicon Support

The April 2021 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension is now available! This latest release offers brand new features—such as IntelliSense for CUDA C/C++ and native language server support for Apple Silicon— along with a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes. To find out more about all the enhancements, check out our...

Now announcing: Makefile support in Visual Studio Code!

We are excited to announce a brand-new extension for building and debugging Makefile projects in Visual Studio Code: Makefile Tools (preview)! The extension is in pilot stages, but we’ve curated a list of over 70 popular opensource Makefile projects that work with Makefile Tools. Give it a try and let us know what you think! Installing the ...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension: Cross-Compilation IntelliSense Configurations

The February 2021 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension is now available! This latest release provides support for cross-compilation IntelliSense configurations and over 60 bug fixes! To find out more about all the enhancements, check out our release notes on GitHub. Cross-compilation IntelliSense configurations With this latest ...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension: ARM and ARM64 support

The latest release of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension brings C++ IntelliSense and build support for Windows ARM64, Linux ARM and Linux ARM64 architectures. What’s more, you can download VS Code builds for ARM and ARM64 architectures, meaning you can officially use VS Code and the C++ extension on a Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, Surface Pro ...
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C++ in Visual Studio Code reaches version 1.0!

We’re excited to announce the first generally available release of the C++ extension for Visual Studio Code! Visual Studio Code is a free code editor that runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows, and is highly-customizable to make it exactly what you want it to be. The C++ extension brings a rich set of productivity features to VS Code for C++ ...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension July 2020 Update: Doxygen comments and Logpoints

The July 2020 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension is now available. This latest release offers brand new features, such as the visualization of Doxygen comments and support for Logpoints while debugging (GDB/LLDB), along with a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes. To find out more about all the changes, check out our release notes ...

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