C++ Team Blog

C++ tutorials, C and C++ news, and information about Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Vcpkg from the Microsoft C++ team.

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 ...

Spring 2018 Visual C++ Migration Survey

The Spring 2018 Visual C++ Migration Survey is now open. Please take a few minutes to share your experiences, positive or not so positive. If you have not migrated your solutions and project to Visual Studio 2017, please let us know why. This survey is a way for us to better understand your migration issues  , your needs and provide the ...

vcpkg 3 Months Anniversary, Survey

vcpkg, a tool to acquire and build C++ open source libraries on Windows, was published 3 months ago. We started with 20 libraries and now the C++ community has added 121 new C++ libraries. We really appreciate your feedback and we created a survey to collect it. Please take 5 minutes to complete it. The survey measure your overall ...

C++ code analysis: tell us what you think!

We'd love to hear more about what you would like to see in C++ code analysis. We're running a short survey--just 20 questions--to help us understand how to make C++ code analysis and Visual C++ better. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our C++ Code Analysis survey and let us know your thoughts. Survey link: https://www....

C++ Unit Testing Survey (Summer 2016)

Hi everyone! The Visual Studio C++ team is conducting a survey to learn more about your C++ unit testing experiences. We'll use the feedback to make improvements to Visual Studio in the future. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Take the C++ unit testing survey Thanks for your feedback! Cheers, Augustin Popa ...

Visual C++ for Linux Updates

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. Go get ...

C-Runtime Deployment: Why choose AppLocal?

There are three main ways to depend on and deploy the Visual C++ libraries and the Universal CRT: From a performance and maintainability standpoint, depending on the libraries DLLs and centrally deploying them is the preferable option:  the centrally deployed DLLs can be “shared” by all of the programs that depend on them...

Do You Develop Games?

Or have you worked on a game recently? If so, please share some details about your experience. The Microsoft Visual Studio team would like to learn more about your current game development experience. The survey should take less than ~10 minutes. Thank you...

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