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New Static Analysis Rule for Bounds Checking

We have added a new experimental static analysis rule in Visual Studio 16.10 version Preview 3 - C26458, WARNING_PATH_SENSITIVE_USE_GSL_AT. The new warning is a more precise and less noisy version of warning C26446, WARNING_USE_GSL_AT. Both warnings analyse standard containers for unchecked element access and they both share the warning ...

Even More New Safety Rules in C++ Code Analysis

In Visual Studio version 16.8 Preview 3,  we have added a few safety rules to C++ Code Analysis that can find some common mistakes, which can lead to bugs ranging from simple broken features to costly security vulnerabilities. These new rules are developed around issues discovered in production software via ...

New Safety Rules in C++ Code Analysis

In Visual Studio version 16.8 Preview 3,  we are adding a few safety rules to C++ Code Analysis that can find some common mistakes, which can lead to bugs ranging from simple broken features to costly security vulnerabilities. These new rules are developed around issues discovered in production software via security reviews and...

GSL 3.0.0 Release

Update June 4th, 2020 - GSL version 3.1.0 has been released. Please see the latest release page for information regarding GSL 3.1.0. For all future updates, please see refer to the release page on GitHub.   GSL 3.0.0 Release Version 3.0.0 of Microsoft's implementation of the C++ Core Guidelines Support Library (GSL) is now available...

Improved C++ IntelliCode now Ships with Visual Studio 2019

IntelliCode support for C++ previously shipped as an extension, but it is now an in-box component that installs with the “Desktop Development with C++” workload in Visual Studio 2019 16.1 Preview 2. Make sure that IntelliCode is active for C++ by enabling the “C++ base model” under Tools > Options > IntelliCode > General...

std::optional: How, when, and why

This post is part of a regular series of posts where the C++ product team here at Microsoft and other guests answer questions we have received from customers. The questions can be about anything C++ related: MSVC toolset, the standard language and library, the C++ standards committee, isocpp.org, CppCon, etc. Today’s post is by Casey Carter...

C++ Core Checks in Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 2

This post was written by Sergiy Oryekhov. The C++ Core Guidelines Check extension received several new rules in Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 2. The primary focus in this iteration was on the checks that would make it easier to adopt utilities from the Guidelines Support Library. Below is a quick summary of these additions. For more ...

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