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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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…
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…
Build Announcements

Visual Assist Build 2375

NEW Added Code Inspection for modernize-deprecrated-headers clang checker. Some headers from C library were deprecated in C++ and are no longer welcome in C++ codebases. This check replaces C standard library headers with their C++ alternatives and removes redundant ones. NEW Added MakeShared/MakeUnique Smart Suggestions for UE4 smart pointer initialization. NEW Change Signature…
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Visual Assist Build 2366 is Available!

Build 2366 is all about keeping the lights on and letting you code faster and more effectively. While the release includes tons of bug fixes, you’ll find that we’ve added a few new items as well. In keeping with the latest and greatest, we’ve updated to…
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Getting Started with UE4 and Visual Assist

Whether you’re new to Visual Assist and UE4 or a seasoned vet, we thought you might appreciate a little more insight into what you can expect and how to get started. Thanks to our resident UE4 wizards for putting this together. 1. Install Visual Assist Exit all instances of Visual Studio.Run the .exe installer you downloaded.Select the IDE(s) you want to install to. 2. Open your…
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Developer Showcase: Visual Assist in Action

If you follow our blog, you’ve seen the features that our team is putting in place and likely felt their impact in your development. Instead of hearing more of the same, we thought we would share thoughts from one of our users. Meet Distalsoft, two brothers, one who…