C++ Team Blog

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

Remote Debug Support in Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 offers remote debug support for MSBuild and CMake projects targeting Windows and Linux. Thanks to remote debugging, our customers can target a wider, more diverse range of scenarios. We offer the flexibility to customize your deployment and automatically copy any dependencies needed to the target machine.

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 ...

C++ with Visual Studio and WSL2

Our team released native support for C++ with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Visual Studio in 2019. “Native support” means that all commands are executed locally instead of over a SSH connection. Since then, WSL2 has been announced and we’ve received questions about our support for WSL2 in Visual Studio. The purpose of this ...

Linux development with Visual Studio: first-class support for gdbserver, improved build times with Ninja, and updates to the Connection Manager

With Visual Studio 2019 you can build and debug C++ projects on a remote Linux system or the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You can get started with Linux development in Visual Studio using MSBuild-based Linux projects or our native support for CMake. CMake lets you use the same source code and build scripts to target multiple platforms ...