Updating intellisense hangs 2016
Are you currently developing your C projects in an older version of Visual Studio?
If your reasons for avoiding the all-new features in VS 2017 are covered next, then read on: this post may have good news for you.
Second, you will need to put your VS 2008 solution and projects through the upgrade process.
When you get the below upgrade prompt, please review the information presented.
Now is also a good time to create a backup copy of your VS 2008 file as it will get overwritten by the VS 2017 file (if you’re only experimenting with VS 2017, maybe you may even want to upgrade the backup copy instead of the master copy under source control).
When you click “OK”, the wizard will create VC project files with a new extension (.vcxproj) side-by-side with the existing .vcproj files, so as long as you’re taking care of the file, the upgrade will be impact-free for your existing VS 2008 projects.
When the upgrade completes, you will get an upgrade log report.
If there are any errors or warnings for any of your projects, you should review the log carefully and make sure that you acknowledge the changes presented and follow up on any action items listed there.
Please see the Dev Essentials page for more information.
To wrap things up, here it is – the link to download Visual Studio 2017.
Downloads for earlier versions of Visual Studio are available on my.
It’s kind of a big secret since your colleagues won’t know how you suddenly increased your productivity so much! Once the cat is out of the bag, everyone could be using VS 2017 around the office — our whole team here in Redmond agrees that’s a good thing (and…
we’re not biased at all) PS: What you’ll notice is that everyone in the team will see the same upgrade prompt the first time they load the project in VS 2017.
So if you want to avoid an accidental pull request that upgrades all your projects coming from the enthusiastic junior member in the office down the hall, you can inhibit the upgrade prompt completely before spreading the news by following the instructions in this Connect report “VS 2013 keeps upgrade information in the file” (it works in VS 2017 too).