IntelliSense is one of the most commonly used features in Visual Studio. With it, developers can write code more efficiently and learn more about their codebase at the same time. In a sense, IntelliSense is both a guide and a productivity feature.
This post written by Andrew Marino and Andrew Pardoe
Visual C++ in VS “15” Preview 5 now allows you to see where errors are in a line of code—the column number—as opposed to just showing the line number. As C++ has grown it’s increasingly useful to have a little more help finding your errors.
⏱ Updated on March 06, 2017 with the latest functionality in Visual Studio 2017 RTW
Welcome to Visual Studio 2017! Starting with this release, Visual Studio supports opening folders containing source code without the need to create any solutions or projects.
Last update: 08/17/2018
We are delighted to announce the availability of Vcpkg on GitHub https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg . Vcpkg simplifies acquiring and building open source libraries on Windows.
Acquiring native libraries on Windows is a critical part of the application development process; in our surveys,
We are delighted to announce that the Visual C++ Team just published an implementation of range-v3 on the Microsoft GitHub repo.
This contribution comes hot on the heels of our recent work to improve expression SFINAE on our Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 VC++ compiler .
Last update: 11/22/2017
During Build 2015, we announced the Desktop Bridge (formerly called Project Centennial) to bring your desktop apps to UWP. With the Desktop App Converter, you can package your desktop application as an appx package that can be deployed to a Windows 10 Desktop.
We’ve been continuing to improve on C++ Edit and Continue (EnC) since we shipped it in Visual Studio 2015 with the default debug engine and the VC 140 toolset. We’ve addressed a fair bit of customer feedback and based on this,
Updated 6/14/2016: We updated the original announcement post with the content below if you want a single page that covers everything about this extension. The below remains the same and just covers the updates from the original release.
We’re happy to provide an update on the VC++ for Linux extension which has a new release today.
Recently at the //build conference, we announced a preview of a new installation experience for Visual Studio that gives you a more focused subset of the tools you need, and minimizes the impact to your machine. In this new installer (which is separate from the full Visual Studio “15” Preview),