VS Code only supports a limited set of project types (primarily .NET Core). An ordinary shell such as PowerShell, Bash, or the Windows command prompt does not have the necessary path environment variables set.

VS Code creates a launch.json file, opens it in the editor, and builds and runs 'helloworld'. Here it is set to the active file folder ${fileDirname} and active filename with the .exe extension ${fileBasenameNoExtension}.exe, which if helloworld.cpp is the active file will be helloworld.exe. For cl.exe, you'll get the best results if you use the $msCompile problem matcher. You can ignore this notification by selecting the X (Clear Notification). This will launch the Visual Studio Installer, which will bring up a dialog showing the available Visual Studio Build Tools workloads.

Hit ⌘T (Windows, Linux Ctrl+T), start typing, and see a list of matching C# symbols. Place the insertion point inside the loop. See more in the Marketplace. The label value is what you will see in the tasks list; you can name this whatever you like.

To quickly view the value of any variable while execution is paused on a breakpoint, you can hover over it with the mouse pointer.

When the task starts, you should see the Integrated Terminal panel appear below the source code editor. In this tutorial, you configure Visual Studio Code to use the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and debugger on Windows. Click on the item to open the prompt. Another way is to set a breakpoint in your code by switching to the helloworld.cpp tab in the code editor, putting the insertion point somewhere on the cout statement inside the loop, and pressing F9.

by entering the following commands: The "code ." This opens the C/C++ Configurations page. The C/C++ extension attempts to populate compilerPath with the default compiler location based on what it finds on your system. Now add a watch for i as you did in the previous step. In addition to the Microsoft C# extension, the community has produced other extensions.

If you want more control over the C/C++ extension, you can create a c_cpp_properties.json file, which will allow you to change settings such as the path to the compiler, include paths, C++ standard (default is C++17), and more. There is a lot to discover with C# and the editor, such as format on type, IntelliSense, the rename-refactoring, etc. Read about the new features and fixes from September. If it's not installed, then check the box and click the Modify button in the installer. Next, you'll create a launch.json file to configure VS Code to launch the Microsoft C++ debugger when you press F5 to debug the program. IntelliSense just works: hit ⌃Space (Windows, Linux Ctrl+Space) at any time to get context specific suggestions.

These arguments must be specified in the order expected by the compiler. Version 1.50 is now available! Your task builds the active file and you want to build helloworld.cpp. After configuring VS Code, you will compile and debug a simple Hello World program in VS Code.

An example of a non-supported project type is an ASP.NET MVC Application (though ASP.NET Core is supported). You'll look at the Run view later in this tutorial. Note: You might need to press Enter a couple of times initially to see the PowerShell prompt in the terminal.

(Windows, Linux Ctrl+.) Note: When you save or open a C++ file, you may see a notification from the C/C++ extension about the availability of an Insiders version, which lets you test new features and fixes. You can install it from within VS Code by searching for 'C#' in the Extensions view (Ctrl+Shift+X) or if you already have a project with C# files, VS Code will prompt you to install the extension as soon as you open a C# file.Video Tutorial on Getting Started with C# in VS Code with .NET CoreIn addition to the Microsoft C# extension, the community has produced other extensions. The Activity Bar on the far left lets you open different views such as Search, Source Control, and Run.

This is a breakpoint that the C++ extension automatically sets for you: The Run view on the left shows debugging information.

Due to this focus, many standard C# project types are not recognized by VS Code. GCC via Mingw-w64on Windows 3. You can do this by setting a watch on the variable. Sometimes you might want to keep track of the value of a variable as your program executes. GCCon Linux 2.

If you want the best possible experience for those projects and development on Windows in general, we recommend you use Visual Studio Community. Then press F5 to start execution from the current line in the standard library header. The C# support in Visual Studio Code is optimized for cross-platform .NET Core development (see working with .NET Core and VS Code for another relevant article). By default, the C++ extension won't add any breakpoints to your source code and the stopAtEntry value is set to false. But if you are curious, try pressing the Step Into button to step through source code in the C++ standard library! The editor highlights the first statement in the main method. To return to your own code, one way is to keep pressing Step over.

You can also install just the C++ Build Tools, without a full Visual Studio IDE installation. Read about the new features and fixes from September. Configure VS Code for Microsoft C++. In the dropdown, which will display a tasks dropdown listing various predefined build tasks for C++ compilers. Click or press the Step over icon in the debugging control panel until the for (const string& word : msg) statement is highlighted. After the task completes, the terminal shows output from the compiler that indicates whether the build succeeded or failed. You should immediately see a completion list that shows all the member functions, and a window that shows the type information for the msg object: You can press the Tab key to insert the selected member; then, when you add the opening parenthesis, you will see information about any arguments that the function requires. If you like, you can press F9 again to toggle off the breakpoint. Find out more in the Tasks documentation. Version 1.50 is now available!

For a full description of our editing features, go to the Basic Editing and Code Navigation documentation. If you see the error "The term 'cl.exe' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.