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What’s New for Makefile Tools in Visual Studio Code Release 0.8: Post-Configure Scripts and more…

The latest version 0.8 of Makefile Tools in Visual Studio Code has shipped and is now available. This release includes two new features: a setting to support adding post-configure scripts and settings to add argument support to parse into your pre- and post-configure scripts. This release also features several bug fixes and improvements, ...

Azure Networking Team reaches peak productivity with Visual Studio’s new remote Linux capabilities and improvements

Over the past couple of months, the Microsoft C++ team reached out to a series of customers voting on a suggestion ticket asking for Remote Linux Unit Testing support to better understand their full set of interactions and needs with CMake and Remote Linux scenarios in Visual Studio. After these discussions, we built out a backlog of work ...

Directly Edit Unreal Engine Projects in Visual Studio 2022

Introduction (image) We are excited to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.9 Preview 2 offers direct support for Unreal Engine projects. We would like to give a special thank you to the folks at Epic Games. Our on-going collaboration made this feature possible. In addition, this feature relies on the latest features of Unreal ...

What’s New in the vcpkg 2023.11.20 Release

The 2023.11.20 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from October 19th, 2023 to November 19th, 2023 for the Microsoft/vcpkg, Microsoft/vcpkg-tool, and Microsoft/vcpkg-docs GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Key changes This vcpkg update includes some ...

Functions View for Build Insights in Visual Studio 2022 17.8

Introduction We are excited to unveil a new feature in Build Insights for Visual Studio: Functions View! This feature is available in Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8. Functions View offers essential insights into functions and forceinlines within your codebases. Download Visual Studio 2022 17.8 We extend our sincere thanks thanks to the...

Debug vcpkg portfiles in CMake script mode with Visual Studio Code

We recently announced support for debugging the CMake language using the VS Code CMake Tools extension. Now in version 1.16 of the extension, you can fine-tune the debugger configuration using a launch.json file. This enables debugging in CMake script mode in addition to the existing debugging of CMake project generation.  CMake script ...

Visual Studio Code CMake Tools Extension 1.16 Update: New CMake Tools Sidebar and CMake Debugging options

The November release of the CMake Tools extension in VS Code is now available. With this release, we have two major new updates to the extension:  The full list of updates can be seen in our change log. This release features 10 contributions from the open-source community. Thank you all for your continued support!  Release ...

What’s New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2022 17.8

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8 is now generally available! This post summarizes the new features you can find in this release for C++. You can download Visual Studio 2022 from the Visual Studio downloads page or upgrade your existing installation by following the Update Visual Studio Learn page. Standard ...