Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension Feb 2018 update

Rong Lu


The February 2018 update to the Visual Studio Code C/C++ extension is here! In addition to several bug fixes, this update added colorization for inactive code regions, making it easy to read C and C++ code. You can find the full list of changes in the 0.15.0 release notes.

Colorization for inactive regions

Inactive code regions that are controlled by conditional-compilation directives, such as #if and #ifdef, are now greyed out in the editor.

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