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Visual Assist 2021.4 is released! (And notes on Visual Studio 2022)

We are pleased to have just released Visual Assist 2021.4. VAX uses a rolling release mechanism, so it will be a couple of weeks until VAX notifies you in-product and a couple more before it’s available on the Visual Studio store, but you can download Visual Assist 2021.4 today from our website. VAX 2021.4 is a quality-focused release. Our last release, 2021.3, was mostly focused on…
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Visual Studio 2022 preview version 4 support

Just a quick note to let you know that we are aware of a blocking issue while using the latest version of VA in Preview 4. We offered initial beta support for 3.x, however we do not recommend installing Visual Assist on the latest preview as the hangs will render the IDE…
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Busy Busy Busy!

Are you busy? I know we are. Our development team has been taking a hard look at what’s going on in the development landscape, and I thought we could share a few things that we’ve got going on behind the scenes: Visual Studio 2022 Public Preview is Here Visual Studio 2022 is in public beta, with some exciting changes – they’re moving to 64-bit! The team at Microsoft has been…
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How to Set Up Visual Assist

Visual Assist is a coding productivity tool for C++ and C# developers. It extends Visual Studio to make the programming experience better by providing tools for understanding code, checking code, and writing code. Some of its benefits include fast navigation, code inspection…
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How To Modernize With Visual Assist Part 2

In the previous article, you read about five popular techniques to improve your projects and apply several Modern C++ patterns. Here’s a list of five more things! We’ll go from the override keyword to nullptr, scoped enums, and more. All techniques are super-easy with Visual Assist! 1. Override Let’s have a look at the following code with a simple class hierarchy: using…
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Technical Deep Dive: Reducing Memory Consumption in Visual Assist build 2393

November 2020’s release of Visual Assist had some significant memory usage improvements, great for those with large projects. Here’s how we did it. Written by David Millington (Product Manager), Goran Mitrovic (Senior Software Engineer) and Christopher Gardner (Engineering Lead) Visual Assist is an extension which lives inside Visual Studio, and Visual Studio is a 32-bit…
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