There are many reasons why you may want to customize environment variables. Many build systems use environment variables to drive behavior; debug targets sometimes need to have PATH customized to ensure their dependencies are found; etc. Visual Studio has a mechanism to customize environment variables for debugging and building CMake projects and C++ Open Folder.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2 comes with support for Clang/LLVM out-of-the-box. Visual Studio has had great tooling for MSVC and GCC for quite a while now. The latest preview brings Clang into the fold.
Visual Studio 2019 includes out of the box support for editing,
We’ve introduced a bunch of improvements to our CMake support in the latest preview of Visual Studio 2019 Update 1. The latest release includes Clang/LLVM support, CMake 3.14, better vcpkg integration, and many more enhancements. If you are not familiar with Visual Studio’s CMake support, check out how to get started.
Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 introduces a new CMake Project Settings Editor to help you more easily configure your CMake projects in Visual Studio. The editor provides an alternative to modifying the CMakeSettings.json file directly and allows you to create and manage your CMake configurations.
Today’s preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview 2 includes two IntelliSense improvements to streamline code editing for C++ Open Folder and CMake. We added a new type of IntelliSense squiggle to C++ Open Folder and CMake to streamline cross-platform development.
Ever since we shipped support for opening a folder of C++ code, the community has been asking for more control over their build and editing environments. To achieve this, we have added new ways to customize your environment with CppProperties.json in the latest version of Visual Studio 2017.
⏱ Updated on January 10, 2018 to cover addition of debugging support in Visual Studio 2017 15.6
In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 we are introduced support for cross compilation targeting ARM microcontrollers. The 15.6 Preview 2 release adds debugging support.
We have introduced a new capability to run remote tasks in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2. This capability allows you to run any command on a remote system that is defined in Visual Studio’s Connection Manager. Remote tasks also provide the capability to copy files to the remote system.
Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Preview 2 is now available and includes enhancements to Visual Studio’s CMake tools. The latest preview upgrades CMake to version 3.9, includes better support for independent CMakeLists, and supports targeting Linux directly.
Please check out the preview and try out the latest CMake features.
Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4. The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin. MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it,