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Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness

(image) Hi, my name is Andy Rich and I’m a QA on the C++ front-end compiler. The IntelliSense system in Visual Studio 2010 comes with far greater power, flexibility, and accuracy, but these improvements come at the cost of greater complexity. The goal of this article is to assist you in troubleshooting this complex system, and give you a...

C++/CLI IntelliSense in Visual Studio vNext

Recently Mohsen & Craig talked about a Renaissance within C++ development and Tony talked rebuilding our developer communication around C++, both of these videos touched on the subject of providing a more real world pragmatic discussion around why we do things and what we’re planning. This post is the first in a series of posts we&...
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Issues with F1-Help in C++ Projects

(image) Hi! My name is Ulzii Luvsanbat and I’m a Senior Test Lead with the Visual C++ team. Diego told me about some feedback received in a recent post regarding the accuracy and usefulness of the F1-Help command when working on C++ projects. First of all, I want to start by thanking all of you guys for your feedback on F1 Help ...
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IntelliSense/Browsing options in VC++ 2010

Now that Dev10 is getting close to release I want to describe in detail the various options we have included for controlling browsing and IntelliSense in VC++.  Note:  All information here is specifically about C and C++ and does not apply to C# or VB.  Some of the information contained in this blog will be available as part of...
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Improving C++ Intellisense Performance with PCH

Thank you to everyone who has submitted feedback on the Visual Studio Release Candidate. We have received feedback that C++ Intellisense performance is slower. One way to improve this is to enable Pre-Compiled Headers usage for Intellisense parser. Andy Rich has written a detailed post on intellisense PCH usage that gives some additional ...
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Precompiled Header Files in Visual Studio 2010

Hello, this is Andy Rich from the Visual C++ front-end team. Today, I’ll be discussing the use of precompiled header files (aka PCH files) in our new intellisense architecture. Back in May, Boris briefly mentioned an intellisense optimization based on precompiled header technology. This post will elaborate on that comment by providing a ...
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Intellisense and Browsing with C++0x

Hello Everyone, My name is Sunny Gupta and I am a SDET on VC++ IDE & Compiler team. In this blog I will be talking about the IDE support for Cpp0x. What is C++0x??C++0x is the name for the next version of the C++ Programming Language Standard.  For VC 10, the C++ 0x features that have been implemented in the compiler so far are &...
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C++ Gets Squiggles!

Hello, I’m Mitchell Slep, a developer on the Visual C++ compiler team.  I’m very excited to tell you about a new feature in Visual Studio 2010 - C++ IntelliSense can now display compiler-quality syntax and semantic errors as you browse and edit your code!  (image) We display a wavy underline or “squiggle” in ...
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