IntelliSense for Remote Linux Headers

App Center Team

In Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Preview 3 we are introducing IntelliSense for headers on remote Linux connections. This is part of the Linux development with C++ workload that you can choose in the Visual Studio installer. If you are just getting started with the C++ Linux support in Visual Studio you can read our C++ Linux tutorial at

When you add a new connection in the Connection Manager we will automatically determine the include directories for the compiler on the system. Those directories will be zipped up and copied to a directory on your local Windows machine. Then, when you use that connection in a Visual Studio or CMake project, the headers in those directories will be used to provide IntelliSense.