Tips and Tricks

Make your developers happy with Visual Assist

In our last post, we estimated how much time and money an extension like Visual Assist save. This time, however, we’re keeping it basic and focusing on one of the most obvious productivity signals: a happy developer.  This blog is intended for lead developers, team managers, and procurement decision makers. Why leaders need to keep their developers happy A satisfied developer is a reliable…
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Build Announcements

Visual Assist 2022.4 now available

The fourth update to Visual Assist 2022 is here! This release updates some core Visual Assist behaviors, adds a key C++ language feature, and adds support for external configuration files. The release also continues initiatives on shader code from the previous release. If…
Tips and Tricks

The Ideal Visual Studio Companions

If you’re using Visual Assist, then you realize that some areas in Visual Studio need extra functionality and support. Extensions provide users quick solutions to make their IDEs perform better in a specific area like adding markdown support, getting better code analysis…
Tips and Tricks

How much time and money does Visual Assist save?

Visual Assist is one of the most powerful and intelligent coding assistance solutions for Visual Studio C/C++, but how much time (or money) do development teams save with such a lightweight add-on? In this blog post, we try to guesstimate the value of Visual Assist as a productivity and time-saving tool. Why do developers need Visual Assist? Before we dive into the numbers, we first need to…
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Build Announcements

Visual Assist 2022.3 now available

Visual Assist 2022.3 is out and brings some exciting news for those working with graphics shaders! It also adds a pair of code inspection checks, as well as a new navigation option for Open File in Solution. Visual Assist HLSL support High-level shader language (HLSL), while…
News

Recap: What’s New in Visual Assist 2022

Did you miss the What’s New in Visual Assist 2022 webinar? We’ve got you covered.  The webinar and this recap blog are part of ongoing efforts to share more information around the latest Visual Assist updates and developments. Usually we publish what’s new in a bulletin, but we haven’t often had a webinar where we share what’s new and have live questions and answers. So we had…
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Build Announcements

Visual Assist 2022.2 is here

Visual Assist 2022.2 has just been released! We have a well-rounded update this time— a number of new features as well as some much needed fixes. Unreal Engine 5 Support The biggest announcement in this release is the the start of official regression and…
Tips and Tricks

Recap: Improving your game development experience (with VAX lead dev)

Whole Tomato recently held a webinar for Visual Assist, and it’s about game development! If you’re thinking of doing this as a hobby or as a potential career path, this may serve as a great introduction. In the presentation, VAX lead developer, Chris Gardner, takes you through the steps of coding a modified powerup into a shooter game using Visual Studio and the Unreal…
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