Configuring C++ IntelliSense and Browsing

App Center Team

Whether you are creating a new (or modifying an existing) C++ project using a Wizard, or importing an project into Visual Studio from another IDE, it’s important to configure the project correctly for the IntelliSense and Browsing features to provide accurate information. This article provides some tips on configuring the projects and describes a few ways that you can investigate configuration problems.

Include Paths and Preprocessor Macros

The two settings that have the greatest effect on the accuracy of IntelliSense and Browsing operations are the Include Paths and the Preprocessor macros. This is especially important for projects that are built outside of Visual Studio: such a project may build without any errors, but show squiggles in Visual Studio IDE.

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