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

Importing ST projects into Visual Studio Code

In the world of Arm microcontrollers there are many silicon vendors, one of the largest is STMicroelectronics. ST has a large catalog of available devices with many capabilities as well as supporting development boards for evaluating them. They also produce STM32CubeIDE, a custom IDE to use when targeting their devices, and STM32CubeMX, a ...

What’s New in CMake for VS Code

The latest version of CMake tools is now available for download in the VS Code Marketplace or using the .vsix file. We have been working hard on improving the CMake experience and are excited to share some new features and improvements for users starting in version 1.11.  ‘CMake’ task provider updates  We have added more options to the...

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 the ...

Visual Studio Code C++ Extension: Cross-Compilation IntelliSense Configurations

The February 2021 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension is now available! This latest release provides support for cross-compilation IntelliSense configurations and over 60 bug fixes! To find out more about all the enhancements, check out our release notes on GitHub. Cross-compilation IntelliSense configurations With this latest ...

Visual Studio Code CMake Tools Extension: Multi-root workspaces and file-based API

The February 2020 update of the Visual Studio Code CMake Tools extension is now available. This release includes two of the extension’s top feature requests: file-based API support and multi-root workspaces. For a full list of this release’s improvements check out the release notes on GitHub. Multi-root workspace support The latest ...

CMake Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is now the primary maintainer of the CMake Tools extension for Visual Studio Code. The extension was created and previously maintained by vector-of-bool, who has moved on to other things. Thank you vector-of-bool for all of your hard work getting this extension to where it is today! About the extension The CMake Tools extension ...

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