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Vcpkg: Introducing the upgrade command

If you’re just getting started and want to learn more about vcpkg, check out our initial post. We recently added a new option to vcpkg (i.e. vcpkg contact --survey) to provide a direct way to share your feedback with the Vcpkg team. A big thank you to those of you that shared your thoughts and suggestions with the team through this new ...

Stuck on an older toolset version? Move to Visual Studio 2017 without upgrading your toolset

⏱ Updated on March 11, 2019 with the latest functionality in Visual Studio 2017 Are you currently developing your C++ projects in an older version of Visual Studio? If your reasons for avoiding the all-new features in VS 2017 are covered next, then read on: this post may have good news for you. Help! I am stuck! There are many reasons why...

First Look at the New C++ IDE Productivity Features in Visual Studio 11 (Cont’d…)

Hi! I am Amit Mohindra, a Program Manager on the Visual C++ team. Earlier in the month my colleague Sumit Kumar had talked about some of the exciting IDE features in the next version of Visual Studio. Today I will just add to that list a few more features that we have done in the next version of the IDE to help you be more productive.  ...
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To the command line enthusiasts: Some quick know-hows for Upgrading to VS 2010

Hello, I am Renin John, a Software Development Engineer in Test from the VC++ Project and Build team. I am aware that some of you prefer to do your daily work from the command prompt rather than from the IDE. I thought it would help if I put together instructions for the same using the knowledge I acquired testing Project Conversion. In ...
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Visual Studio 2010 C++ Project Upgrade Guide

Hi, my name is Li Shao. I am Software Design Engineer in Test on the C++ team. As has been mentioned in many of the blogs, for example, recent blog by Felix Huang, the blog by Andreea Issac and my earlier blog, one of the major improvements in this release is that the C++ build system is moving from the VCBuild based system to the MSBuild ...

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