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Upcoming Visual Studio To Include vNext Code Editor C++ Enhancements

Recently developers received a preview of sorts when Sumit Kumar from the Microsoft VC++ team discussed some of the new IDE features of the upcoming version of Visual Studio. Some of the features are simply playing catch-up to VB/C#, while other enhancements could be extended to all of the languages.

A new "Semantic Colorization" feature adds the colorization of types, enumerations and macros to the C++ editor. Additionally, Reference Highlighting is included, IntelliSense for C++ has been improved and code snippets in C++ are finally available.

Recently developers received a preview of sorts when Sumit Kumar from the Microsoft VC++ team discussed some of the new IDE features of the upcoming version of Visual Studio. Some of the features are simply playing catch-up to VB/C#, while other enhancements could be extended to all of the languages.

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This article was originally published on August 31st, 2011

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