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  • Blog Post: C++ IDE Performance Improvement in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

    My name is Li Shao. I am a Senior Software Design Engineer in Test on the VC++ team. In this blog, I would like to share the performance enhancements we've made in VS 2013 Preview to improve the C++ IDE and build system. Performance is a vital part of software quality. Over the last couple of releases...
  • Blog Post: NuGet for C++

    The wait is over. NuGet support for C++ projects is here . Quick Links • NuGet 2.5 Download page: https://nuget.codeplex.com/releases/view/96733 • CoApp’s Powershell Tools Installer to create C++ NuGet packages: http://coapp.org/releases • Some C++ NuGet packages to try out: http...
  • Blog Post: Finding the Visual Studio Command Prompts in Visual Studio 2012

    If you’re using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you may be looking for the Visual Studio Command Prompt shortcuts. These shortcuts are installed by Visual Studio to run scripts that configure the command line environment to use particular sets of Visual Studio tools, or to use specific versions...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows 8 SDK with Visual Studio 2010 – configuring multiple projects

    A few months ago, we wrote about how to use the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 within your Visual Studio 2010 projects . These instructions work great if you are updating just one project, but if you need to use the Windows 8 SDK in many projects, repeating these steps for each...
  • Blog Post: Give Us an Earful: Visual C++ Build Survey

    Need a quick 10 minute break from developing your latest Visual C++ masterpiece? Want to give us feedback about your project build experience? Yes? Then we have a link for you: http://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey There are a mix of questions including an invitation for further discussion if you opt in...
  • Blog Post: Build Related Improvement in VS2010 SP1

    Hi, my name is Li Shao . I am a Software Design Engineer in Test in C++ team. In VS2010, C++ has accomplished the migration of VCBuild to MSBuild based project and Build system. We have received very warm acceptance and overall customer satisfaction is very good. You can take a look of a few of my previous...
  • Blog Post: Proposed Workaround for C++/CLI Assembly Signing Issue with VS2010 SP1

    Hi, my name is Amit Mohindra and I’m Program Manager with the MS Visual C++ team. Recently we were made aware of a change in SP1 which affected the signing process for assemblies (C++/CLI assemblies) as part of the following forum post: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vcgeneral...
  • Blog Post: Grr... My VC++ Project Is Building Slower in VS2010. What Do I Do Now? (A Step by Step Guide)

    Hi, my name is Renin John and I work as a Software Development Engineer in Test with the VC++ Project and Build Team. I was involved in testing the Build performance of the VS 2010 IDE and I wanted to give you all an idea about what to expect, and some basic steps you could take if you end up in a situation...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 C++ Project Upgrade Guide

    Hi, my name is Li Shao. I am Software Design Engineer in Test on the C++ team. As has been mentioned in many of the blogs, for example, recent blog by Felix Huang, the blog by Andreea Issac and my earlier blog , one of the major improvements in this release is that the C++ build system is moving from...
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