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CMake support in Visual Studio

⏱ Updated on October 5, 2017 with the latest functionality included with Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Visual Studio 2017 introduces built-in support for handling CMake projects. This makes it a lot simpler to develop C++ projects built with CMake without the need to generate VS projects and solutions from the command line. This post gives ...

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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Support for Android CMake projects in Visual Studio

CMake is a cross-platform project generator that enables reuse of shared C++ code across multiple IDE and project systems. We made a change to CMake to support our Android toolchain in Visual Studio. With this change, you can take your existing CMake project targetting Android, and with minimal modifications, you can have it open in Visual ...
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