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…
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…
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What Is Visual Studio For Unreal Engine, And Why Does It Matter?

In this article, we will look at what Unreal Engine is, how to set up Visual Studio for Unreal Engine, and how to get started with Visual Studio Unreal Engine. You will also learn the main benefits of using Visual Studio to develop Unreal projects. What are the benefits of using Visual Studio for software development? Visual Studio is an integrated software development environment that allows you…
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The Most Innovative Things Happening With Visual Studio Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is designed to integrate with Visual Studio smoothly. When linked, it enables developers to make code changes in projects quickly and easily. Visual Studio Unreal Engine also helps improve efficiency and overall performance. Although the Visual Studio is the most extensible IDE on the planet, it cannot cater to all the development needs. Game development is one such instance…
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10 Undeniable Reasons to Love C++ Extensions

Visual Studio is by far one of the most advanced IDEs in the world. Being one of the oldest IDEs, it is still the most popular in the C++ community. In fact, a JetBrains survey [1] found that 27 percent of C++ developers prefer Visual Studio over any other IDE–the highest…
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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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