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Compiler Tools Layout in Visual Studio 2017

点这里看中文版 This post was written by Andrew Pardoe, Mark Levine, and Iyyappa Murugandi. Thank you for your feedback! We've made some changes to the layouts based on your feedback. Update Dec 8 2016 Finding the location of a VC++ install: Some folks have asked about how to find instances of Visual C++ on a developer's ...
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Developing C++ cross-platform projects with CMake?

Do you develop cross-platform C++ applications or libraries? In this short survey, the Microsoft Visual Studio team would like to learn more about your current edit-build-debug experience. This survey will help us understand your needs and preferences when doing C++ development using CMake (or any other cross-platform tools). Your feedback is ...
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C++ Modules in VS 2015 Update 1

点这里看中文版 [This post was written by Gabriel Dos Reis and Andrew Pardoe] Update: See this post on using the Standard Library via modules in MSVC. The VC++ team is excited to preview a new feature in VS 2015 Update 1: The first experimental implementation of A Module System for C++, proposed for C++17. That proposal was approved by ...
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Cross-Platform MSBuild

Over on the .NET Blog: MSBuild is going cross-platform with .NET Core!The core principles of MSBuild haven’t changed much since it was launched in 2005, but the technology around MSBuild has evolved: multi-core processors are common-place now, much of our computing and storage needs are now met by cloud services with virtually ...
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C++ IDE Performance Improvement in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

My name is Li Shao. I am a Senior Software Design Engineer in Test on the VC++ team. In this blog, I would like to share the performance enhancements we've made in VS 2013 Preview to improve the C++ IDE and build system. Performance is a vital part of software quality. Over the last couple of releases we have made significant performance ...
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NuGet for C++

The wait is over.  NuGet support for C++ projects is here.Quick Links• NuGet 2.5 Download page: https://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/96733• CoApp’s Powershell Tools Installer to create C++ NuGet packages: http://coapp.org/releases• Some C++ NuGet packages to try out:  http://nuget.org/...
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Finding the Visual Studio Command Prompts in Visual Studio 2012

If you’re using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you may be looking for the Visual Studio Command Prompt shortcuts.  These shortcuts are installed by Visual Studio to run scripts that configure the command line environment to use particular sets of Visual Studio tools, or to use specific versions of the Visual C++ compiler from the ...
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Using the Windows 8 SDK with Visual Studio 2010 – configuring multiple projects

A few months ago, we wrote about how to use the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 within your Visual Studio 2010 projects.  These instructions work great if you are updating just one project, but if you need to use the Windows 8 SDK in many projects, repeating these steps for each project can be tedious...
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Give Us an Earful: Visual C++ Build Survey

Need a quick 10 minute break from developing your latest Visual C++ masterpiece? Want to give us feedback about your project build experience?Yes? Then we have a link for you: https://aka.ms/cppbuildsurveyThere are a mix of questions including an invitation for further discussion if you opt in. We look forward to your feedback and hope to ...
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Build Related Improvement in VS2010 SP1

Hi, my name is Li Shao. I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in C++ team. In VS2010, C++ has accomplished the migration of VCBuild to MSBuild based project and Build system. We have received very warm acceptance and overall customer satisfaction is very good. You can take a look of a few of my previous blogs (Native MultiTargeting, ...
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