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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 ...


The Microsoft C++ team is at CppCon 2017

The Microsoft C++ team is at CppCon 2017. Take our survey, attend talks by our team members, and drop by our booth to say hello! Visual Studio team members are presenting in a great set of talks this year: We'll also be participating on a few panels: There are also some talks from other ...


Migrate your existing Windows C++ projects to MSBuild

If your project targets one of the Windows platforms only (Desktop or UWP), you should consider using MSBuild as your C++ build system. If you consider expanding beyond these platforms though, consider using CMake to specify your build. To learn more, read about the CMake support in Visual Studio. Using MSBuild has the benefit that from a ...


Using C++ Coroutines with Boost C++ Libraries

This article was written by Gor Nishanov. Last month, Jim Springfield wrote a great article on using C++ Coroutines with Libuv (a multi-platform C library for asynchronous I/O). This month we will look at how to use coroutines with components of Boost C++ libraries, namely boost::future and boost::asio. Getting Boost If you already have ...


Azure IoT Tools November Update: standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge development and more!

Welcome to the November update of Azure IoT Tools! In this November release, you will see the new standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge development, the support of Vcpkg for IoT Plug and Play development and more new features. Deploy Event Grid module on Azure IoT Edge Event Grid on IoT Edge brings the power and flexibility of Azure ...


Visual Studio 2017 RC Now Available

Visual Studio 2017 RC (previously known as Dev "15") is now available. There is a lot of stuff for C++ to love in this release: For more details, visit What's New for Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2017 RC. Going Native over on Channel 9 also has a good overview including a look at VCPkg. We thrive on your ...