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VS 2019 Update 1


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Visual Studio 2019 Update 1 is now available for download. For more information see the Visual Studio Team blog.

The latest VS 2019 Redistribution packages are available (x86, x64), as well as the Remote Debugging Tools (x86, x64). For more on Visual Studio 2019 Update 1, see the release notes.

Compiler and CRT

VS 2019 Update 1 includes a new version of the C/C++ compiler (19.21.27702). This includes some new C++20 draft language and library features and other bug fixes. See Microsoft Docs for details.

The C/C++ Runtime (14.21.27702) is included in this update. Remember that VS 2015, VS 2017, and VS 2019 share the same runtime redistributable binaries and are ‘binary compatible’.

Known Issue: There is a known issue for both VS 2019 RTM and VS 2019 Update 1 when using my Direct3D Game project templates on GitHub. If you have VS 2017 installed as well, it works. Otherwise you need to edit your devenv.exe.config. See here for the details.

clang/LLVM: VS 2019 Update 1 includes integration support for clang/LLVM using CMake as an ‘individual component’. For details, see this blog post.

There are also now CMakeLists.txt files for DirectXTK, DirectXTK12, DirectXTex, and DirectXMesh.

Windows Subsystem for Linux: For more information on WSL, see this blog post.

New Project Dialog Update: VS 2019 Update 1 addressed the problem of 3rd party project templates being unable to tag themselves for the new dialog layout. See this blog post. I’ve updated my project templates on GitHub

Related: VS 2019 RTM