Mryam Girmay

Program Manager, C++

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C++ Refactoring tools in Visual Studio

Code refactoring is the process of restructuring existing code, while its outward functionality remains unchanged. By refactoring, you can simplify complex code structures, reduce code redundancy, and enhance code reusability. Visual Studio offers many tools to help refactor your C++ code. This article will delve into these tools, using the ...

Visual Studio features for C++ Header Files and Modules

In the field of C++ programming, the management of header files and modules can often seem challenging. However, there are numerous tools and features available that can simplify this process, enhancing efficiency and reducing the likelihood of errors. Here’s a walkthrough for several tools that we provide for C++ headers and modules. Run ...

#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, ...

Make Member Function const and Global Function Static in Visual Studio

We are delighted to announce that Visual Studio Preview now includes the "Make Member Function Const" and "Make Global Function Static" features. To check out these features, make sure you update to the latest version of Visual Studio Preview.  Make Member Function Const Visual Studio now generates hints to mark member functions as ...

Visualize Macro Expansion for C++

We are excited to announce the availability of Visualize Macro Expansion in Visual Studio 17.7 Preview. This feature lets you visualize the step-by-step expansion of macros. To begin utilizing this feature, ensure that you update to the latest version of Visual Studio Preview. Visualize Macro Expansion Visual Studio has introduced an ...

#include cleanup in Visual Studio

We are thrilled to announce the return of #include cleanup, a tool that helps you maintain clean code, now available in Visual Studio 17.8 Preview 1. To start using this feature, make sure to update to the latest version of Visual Studio Preview.  #include cleanup   Visual Studio now offers #include cleanup, a feature that ...

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 ...

Create C++ Member Function in Visual Studio

We are excited to announce that Create C++ Member Function can now be used to quickly add constructor and equality operator (operator ==) in Visual Studio 17.6 Preview 2. When you have a class with fields, you can add a default constructor, constructor with all fields, equality operator, and equality operator with all fields easily. ...

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 ...