Open Existing CMake Caches in Visual Studio

Shikha Kaul

Visual Studio typically manages all the details of CMake for you, under the hood, when you open a project. However, some development workflows require more fine-grained control over how CMake is invoked. The latest Visual Studio 2019 Preview lets you have complete control over CMake if your project needs more flexibility. You can now give your custom or preferred tools complete control of your project’s CMake cache and build tree instead of letting Visual Studio manage it for you.