We are excited to announce the first preview release of Visual Studio 2017 15.3 update in conjunction with our Build 2017 conference! This preview includes two new features of interest to developers utilizing CMake. Support for the CMake Ninja generator and CMake CTest integration in the IDE.
Today’s preview release of Visual Studio 2017 15.2 update comes with several improvements and new features in CMake Tools for Visual Studio – recently updated to cover 15.2. We have upgraded the included version of CMake to 3.7.2 and enhanced the discoverability of features in the CMake menu.
C++ has been around for a long time and throughout its history many tools have been built to make life easier for C++ developers. This has led to a diverse C++ ecosystem in terms of the editing tools, build systems, coding conventions,
In case you missed the latest Visual Studio news, there is a new update for Visual Studio 2017 RC available. You can either upgrade your existing installation or, if you’re starting fresh, install it from the Visual Studio 2017 RC download page.
With the Visual Studio 2017 RC release, we’re continuing to improve the “Open Folder” capabilities for C++ source code. In this release, we’re adding support for building as well as easier configuration for the debugger and the C++ language services.
If you are just getting started with “Open Folder”
Visual Studio 2017 RC is an important release when it comes to its support for CMake. The “Tools for CMake” VS component is now ready for public preview and we’d like to invite all of you to bring your CMake projects into VS and give us feedback on your experience.
⏱ 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.
⏱ Updated on March 06, 2017 with the latest functionality in Visual Studio 2017 RTW
Welcome to Visual Studio 2017! Starting with this release, Visual Studio supports opening folders containing source code without the need to create any solutions or projects.