Configuring the C/C++ Extension Pack with Visual Studio Code

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to install the C/C++ extension pack for Visual Studio Code

Learn how to configure and use the C/C++ extension pack for Visual Studio Code

Clock1.5 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1.5 hours guided project, you will learn how to install, configure and use the C/C++ extension pack in Visual Studio Code. At the end of the class, you will be familiar with the major components of the extension pack. You will also be able to build, debug, customize your development experience, and distribute your configurations to other workstations. Topics include C++ colorization, Intellisense, build, debug, CMake tools, SSH remote development, and Doxygen documentation generator. Basic C or C++ programming experience is highly recommended.

Skills you will develop

  • C/C++
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Software Engineering
  • IDE
  • System configuration

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and installation

  2. C and C++, C++ Theme extensions

  3. launch.json and task.json

  4. Doxygen extension

  5. CMake and CMake Tools extensions

  6. Remote development with the SSH extension

  7. Batch customization: settings.json

  8. Practice: Putting it all together

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

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