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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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Tips and Tricks

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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Build Announcements

Visual Assist Build 2393 is Here!

We’re really making an effort to keep blogs more instructional or industry related, but man o’ man is this release worth a few lines. Our team has been working behind the scenes for much of the year on performance improvements. And sure, we could’ve just…
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Going Remote or Crazy?

If you’re like most, you’re reading this from the comfort (hopefully) of your home office. We hope whatever you’re doing, you’re being safe and smart about it. Our staff lucked out as most were already working from home when all this started. So the transition has been fairly easy, with the exception of having more distractions and noise. But, we know the transition for…
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