Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 14:34 UTC
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In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2 we are introducing support for cross compilation targeting ARM microcontrollers. To enable this in the installation choose the Linux development with C++ workload and select the option for Embedded and IoT Development. This adds the ARM GCC cross compilation tools and Make to your installation.

Our cross compilation support uses our Open Folder capabilities so there is no project system involved. We are using the same JSON configuration files from other Open Folder scenarios and have added additional options to support the toolchains introduced here. We hope that this provides flexibility for many styles of embedded development. The best way to get started with this and understand the capabilities is with a project exported from the ARM mbed online compiler. We'll cover the basics here, to learn more about the online compiler see ARM’s tutorials, and you can sign up for an account here.

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RE: Bit late for Windows RT
by ssokolow on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 15:32 UTC in reply to "Bit late for Windows RT"
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They probably want to keep Visual Studio a relevant brand with native Windows application development shrinking relative to web and mobile applications.

(ie. If you primarily develop web and mobile apps, why would you bother with a "native+web-only" IDE if some other IDE does web+mobile?)

Edited 2017-11-03 15:34 UTC

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