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Set Environment Variables for Debug, Launch, and Tools with CMake and Open Folder

There are many reasons why you may want to customize environment variables. Many build systems use environment variables to drive behavior; debug targets sometimes need to have PATH customized to ensure their dependencies are found; etc. Visual Studio has a mechanism to customize environment variables for debugging and building CMake projects ...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Configuration Templates

Visual Studio 2017 15.8 Preview 3 is now available and it includes several improvements to the CMake tools. In addition to a few fixes we have simplified the way you can configure your CMakeSettings.json file by adding configuration templates. If you are new to CMake in Visual Studio, check out how to get started. Configuration Templates for ...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Code Analysis and CMake 3.11

Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 4 is now available and we have added a few more CMake features in addition to the Targets View and single file compilation added in Preview 3.  We keep the version of CMake that ships with Visual Studio as fresh as possible, so we have updated it to version 3.11.  We are also excited to announce that CMake ...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Targets View, Single File Compilation, and Cache Generation Settings

Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 3 is now available, which includes several improvements to the CMake tools.  The latest preview offers more control than ever over how to visualize, build, and manage your CMake projects. Please download the preview and check out the latest CMake features such as the Targets View, single file compilation, and ...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Test Explorer Integration, CMake 3.10

点这里看中文版 We are excited to announce new CMake features in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview 2.  In the latest preview, we have improved CTest’s integration with the IDE, including rich support for the Google and Boost unit testing frameworks. If you are new to CMake in Visual Studio, check out how to get started. CTest...

IntelliSense Enhancements for C++ Open Folder and CMake

Today’s preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview 2 includes two IntelliSense improvements to streamline code editing for C++ Open Folder and CMake. We added a new type of IntelliSense squiggle to C++ Open Folder and CMake to streamline cross-platform development.  We also now support a new heuristic and wildcard syntax to the ...

Customizing your Environment with Visual C++ and Open Folder

点这里看中文版 Ever since we shipped support for opening a folder of C++ code, the community has been asking for more control over their build and editing environments.  To achieve this, we have added new ways to customize your environment with CppProperties.json in the latest version of Visual Studio 2017. This new customization...

CMake Support in Visual Studio – Import Your CMake Cache

点这里看中文版 Configuring a CMake project to build in just the way you want can often be a time intensive process, so in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 preview we have made it easier than ever to import your existing CMake projects and cache configurations into the IDE.  You can now import an existing CMakeCache.txt file and Visual Studio ...

Using MinGW and Cygwin with Visual C++ and Open Folder

Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4.  The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin.  MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it, is a compiler in the GCC family designed to run natively on ...

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