Abigale  Yundt

Abigale Yundt


A Tour of C++ Modules in Visual Studio

C++ module support has arrived in Visual Studio! Grab the latest Visual Studio Preview if you want to try it out. C++ modules can help you compartmentalize your code, speed up build times, and they work seamlessly, side-by-side with your existing code.

This preview only supports C++ modules in the IDE for MSBuild projects. While the MSVC toolset is supported by any build system, Visual Studio’s IDE support for CMake doesn’t support C++ modules yet. We will let you know once it is! As always, please try it out and let us know if you have any feedback.

Module Basics

C++ modules allow you to closely control what is made available to the translation units that consume them. Unlike headers, they won’t leak macro definitions or private implementation details (no ridiculous prefixes needed). Also, unlike headers, they are built once and then can be consumed many times across your projects, reducing build overhead.

C++20 introduces new keywords to define and consume modules and Visual Studio uses a new file type “.ixx” to define a module’s interface. Read on for the details.

Getting Started with Modules in Visual Studio

If you created a brand-new project in the latest preview, you don’t need to do anything. However, before you can add or consume modules in existing projects you need to make sure you are using the latest C++ Language Standard.

To do this, set the C++ Language Standard to “Preview /std:c++latest”. If you have multiple projects in your solution, remember to do this for all of them.

General > C++ Language Standard, set to “Preview /std:c++latest”

And that’s it! You are ready to use C++ modules with Visual Studio.


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A Tour of C++ Modules in Visual Studio
Juanita  Apio

Juanita Apio


[Guest post] Learn C# with Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, and Unity

UPDATE: The book giveaway challenge is complete. We will be announcing winners on the Visual Studio blog within the next week. Thank you for your submissions!

Visual Studio is an amazing development tool. But Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac are more than just intuitive, state-of-the-art development environments. They’re also remarkably powerful learning and exploration tools, with features to help you create and understand your code. I love teaching and learning about C## with Visual Studio. That’s why my co-author, Jenny Greene, and I put Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac right at the center of our latest book, _Head First C# _(4th edition), published by O’Reilly Media. _Head First C# _incorporates Visual Studio directly in the learning. combining Visual Studio with the unique and innovative “brain-friendly” Head First approach to teaching helps us make learning C## easier and more fun for our readers.

#visual studio #c# #unity #visual studio 2019 for mac #visual studio for mac

Sadie  Ratke

Sadie Ratke


Level-up your C++ productivity using Visual Studio

Come learn how you can improve your efficiency even while working from home. We’ll take a look at online development environments, Live Share, and a host of other new productivity features and tips.

#c #c# #c++ #programming-c #visual studio

Shaylee  Lemke

Shaylee Lemke


Install Visual Studio 2019 Community – Best IDE for C#

In this article, I will show you how to install Visual Studio 2019 Community on to your machine to kickstart your development journey. Here is why everyone prefers Visual Studio over other IDEs – It’s a product from Microsoft who has built the .NET Framework, so obviously they know how to cater to the needs of the developers who use their framework.

#c #c# #c++ #programming-c #visual

Cyril  Parisian

Cyril Parisian


Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1 now available!

We’re excited to announce that the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022 is ready to install! This is the first release of a 64-bit Visual Studio and we’d love for you to download it, try it out, and join us in shaping the next major release of Visual Studio with your feedback.

Our key goal with this preview is to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform! With the new 64-bit platform Visual Studio is now capable of scaling to make use of all the system resources you have to improve the reliability of Visual Studio especially when working with complex solutions or using Visual Studio over long periods of time. The 64-bit conversion effort affects every part of Visual Studio, so the scope is much bigger than our usual previews.

We know that you expect quality, stability, and scalability from Visual Studio. And to be totally transparent, the quickest way for us to get there is when real developers like you tell us where we can improve. We really do pay attention to every bug report, suggestion, and upvote! Which you can submit from inside Visual Studio via report a problem.

The Visual Studio 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, are available in all three editions (Community, Pro, and Enterprise), and are free to use.

#visual studio #.net #2022 #c# #c++ #preview #visual studio 2022

Layne  Fadel

Layne Fadel


Visual Studio Code C ++ 2021 : CUDA C / C ++ Supports IntelliSense and Apple Silicon

The April 2021 update of the Visual Studio Code C++ extension  is now available! This latest release offers brand new features—such as IntelliSense for CUDA C/C++ and native language server support for Apple Silicon— along with a bunch of enhancements and bug fixes. To find out more about all the enhancements, check out our release notes on GitHub.

#c++ #visual studio #cuda c/c++