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Visual Studio Code C++ December 2021 Update: clang-tidy

The latest insiders release of the C++ extension is here, bringing clang-tidy support to VS Code! Clang-tidy is a clang-based C++ linter tool that detects common errors in your code, like style violations and bugs that can be deduced via static analysis. Clang-tidy integration was one of our top asks on GitHub, so we’re excited to announce ...

Makefile Tools December 2021 Update: Problem Matchers and Compilation Database Generation

The December 2021 update of the Makefile Tools extension for Visual Studio Code is here, bringing you support for problem matchers (to easily view errors and warnings in the editor), the ability to generate a compile_commands.json file for your project, and a bunch of other enhancements and bug fixes! To find out more about all the ...
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Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension: May 2019 Update

The May 2019 update of the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension is now available to C/C++ extension Insiders. This release includes many new features, including Visual Studio Code Remote Development extensions with C/C++, an IntelliSense Configurations settings UI, and IntelliSense improvements.

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension August 2018 Update

Late last week we shipped the August 2018 update  to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. This update included support for “Just My Code” symbol search, a gcc-x64 option in the intelliSenseMode setting, and many bug fixes. You can find the full list of changes in the release notes. “Just My Code” symbol search Keyboard shortcut...

C++ development with Docker containers in Visual Studio Code

Containers allow developers to package up an application with all the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one image. This is especially useful for C++ cross-platform development – with containers you can choose to target a platform that runs on a completely different operating system than your ...

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension July 2018 Update and IntelliSense auto-configuration for CMake

Last week we shipped the July 2018 update to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code. In this update we added support for a new experimental API that allows build system extensions to pass IntelliSense configuration information to our extension for powering up full IntelliSense experience. You can find the full list of changes in the July ...

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension June 2018 Update

Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension June 2018 Update Today we’re very happy to announce the availability of the June 2018 update to the C/C++ extension for Visual Studio Code! In this update, we are continuing our efforts to make IntelliSense configuration easier by auto-detecting compile_commands.json files for IntelliSense, significantly ...

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