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C/C++ for Visual Studio Code

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This preview release of the C/C++ extension adds language support for C/C++ to Visual Studio Code, including features such as IntelliSense and debugging.

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Offline installation

The extension has platform-specific binary dependencies, therefore installation via the Marketplace requires an Internet connection in order to download additional dependencies. If you are working on a computer that does not have access to the Internet or is behind a strict firewall, you may need to use our platform-specific packages and install them by running VS Code's "Install from VSIX..." command. These "offline' packages are available at:

Package Platform
cpptools-linux.vsix Linux 64-bit
cpptools-linux32.vsix Linux 32-bit
cpptools-osx.vsix macOS
cpptools-win32.vsix Windows 64-bit & 32-bit


Contributions are always welcome. Please see our contributing guide for more details.

Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

Data and telemetry

This extension collects usage data and sends it to Microsoft to help improve our products and services. Collection of telemetry is controlled via the same setting provided by Visual Studio Code: "telemetry.enableTelemetry". Read our privacy statement to learn more.

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