C++ Team Blog

The latest in C++, Visual Studio, VS Code, and vcpkg from the MSFT C++ team

Unreal Engine Integrations Now Available in Visual Studio 2022

(image) Since the release of Visual Studio 2022, we have been focusing on building a cascade of productivity and performance improvements for game and large project developers. Today, we are happy to share the next set of features specifically aimed towards improving productivity for Unreal Engine development. We have heard and seen a ...

Improving the State of Debug Performance in C++

In this blog we will explore one change the MSVC compiler has implemented in an effort to improve the codegen quality of applications in debug mode. We will highlight what the change does, and how it could be extended for the future. If debug performance is something you care about for your C++ projects, then Visual Studio 2022 version 17.5 is...

How we used C++20 to eliminate an entire class of runtime bugs

C++20 is here and has been supported in MSVC since 16.11, but today's post is not about how you can use it, but rather how we used it to effectively eliminate an entire class of runtime bugs by hoisting a check into compile-time. Let's get right into it! Humble beginnings In compiler design one of the very first things you need is a way to ...