Compiler and CRT
|16.9 update||C++ compiler|
A full list of updates to the Standard C++ Library can be found on GitHub.
The C/C++ Runtime (14.28.29910) is included in this update. Remember that VS 2015, VS 2017, and VS 2019 share the same runtime redistributable binaries and are binary compatible.
The AddressSanitizer (ASan) for Windows functionality in 16.9 is no longer experimental. See this blog post.
Cmake: This release includes CMake 3.19 integration. See release notes for a full list of changes. Visual Studio integration now includes the
clang_cl_arm64_x64 toolset options to build for ARM64 using clang/LLVM. See this blog post.
clang/LLVM: VS 2019 Update 9 includes clang 11 for Windows as an optional component.
Windows XP: There is no support for building for Windows XP using the latest toolset. The C++ Windows XP Support for VS 2017 (v141) tools are available as an individual component for targeting Windows XP.
The latest VS 2019 REDIST is binary compatible with the v141 platform toolset, but the DLLs themselves are not compatible with Windows XP. The last version of the Visual C++ REDIST that is compatible with Windows XP is VS 2019 (16.7). See Microsoft Docs.