Today we are excited to announce VisualGDB 5.6R6. This is a maintenance release mostly focusing on improving compatibility with various tools, however it includes one major usability improvement worth noting separately.
Today we are excited to announce that VisualGDB 5.6 is out of beta testing and is available as a stable release. Compared to the latest Beta 5, it features numerous improvements to the new Code Explorer GUI, as well as RefactorScript – a powerful mechanism for generating boilerplate code.
In this post I will give you an overview of the main highlights of the new release.
One of the major design goals of VisualGDB is to help our users easily navigate large C/C++ code bases. This is possible due to our heavily optimized Clang-based IntelliSense engine, that can replace the regular VC++ IntelliSense for VisualGDB projects. It uses multiple threads to fully analyze the entire codebase and build a detailed map of your classes, functions, methods, and relations between them. This has enabled features like CodeJumps and integration with Visual Studio’s Code Map.
VisualGDB 5.6 introduces another feature that will save you time dealing with large projects: Code Explorer. And in this post I will give you a tour of its main highlights. Continue reading Introducing Code Explorer
When Microsoft first announced that the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 is moving to 64 bits, they caught us by surprise. Microsoft products are known for great backward compatibility, but that comes with a hefty cost of keeping alive numerous interfaces and technologies introduced several releases ago. Native components have to work side-by-side with managed components. COM interfaces have to work together with MEF interfaces. Legacy synchronous API should not break the new asynchronous one.
And to my great pleasure (and to Microsoft’s credit) they have done a tremendous job moving the unimaginably complex Visual Studio environment the x64 platform. Sure, it did require some changes on our side, but the overall process went much smoother than I could have anticipated.
What it means for our users, is that VisualGDB is now fully compatible with Visual Studio 2022 Preview. Simply download VisualGDB 5.6 Beta 4 and it will automatically detect your VS2022 installation and will integrate with it, so you can keep enjoying the best of both VisualGDB and Visual Studio without any distractions.
Today we are proud to announce the release of VisualGDB 5.6 Beta 3. This version introduces the ability to directly debug the PIO module of Raspberry Pi Pico, adds support for custom debug setups, increases the stability of the Xilinx Vitis integration, and contains numerous other improvements. In this post I will give you a overview of the main features introduced in this release.
Today we are excited to announce the release of VisualGDB 5.6 Beta 1. This version introduces out-of-the-box integration with the Xilinx Vitis platform and the Raspberry Pi Pico SDK. I will give you a quick overview of the main highlights below.