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What options do I use when installing Visual Studio?
Mar 16th, 2021 at 2:53pm
 
What options do I use when installing Visual Studio Community. There are 'workloads' and other options. Your install video bypasses this part. Any help?
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Reply #1 - Mar 16th, 2021 at 3:59pm
 
The only workload required is "Desktop Development with C++", which will be automatically installed with the extension when it is added.
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Reply #2 - Nov 5th, 2022 at 9:38am
 
The Workload Desktop Development with C++ includes many sub-options, several of which are ticked by default. The installation size varies from 1 to 7Gb depending on what is selected, so I also have the question "which sub options of Desktop Development with C++ are necessary for VM to work"?
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Re: What options do I use when installing Visual Studio?
Reply #3 - Nov 5th, 2022 at 3:13pm
 
Visual Micro only uses the c++ for intellisense in the editor. We feed VS all paths for core and lib/project sources etc. so in theory the options it requires should be about 1MB but that's never going to be the case with Microsoft Smiley

Normally, the Visual Studio C++ workload with default options is 4GB, you can probably cut that down but we haven't explored because it would confuse many users. We just say install the c++ workload.

Currently we are working on support for the alternative Linux C++ workload type. That gives us better intellisense and the workload uses 1GB instead of 4GB. Still huge for what we need.

We are also working on support for other solutions inside VS that should avoid so much bloat.

Interested to hear how far you can cut the workload down. The very minimum is probably ms win32 build system but as sated, we only use it for intellisense.



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