Nano Server Native Project Template now on Visual Studio Gallery

The Visual Studio project template for developing C++ applications targeting Nano Server is now available on the Visual Studio Marketplace (search on "nano"). The template supports both Visual Studio 2015 and 2017.

What’s changed?

The core of the extension is identical to what we shared last year, with the following updates:

  • Compatible with Visual Studio 2017 in addition to Visual Studio 2015.
  • The template can be deployed seamlessly from within Visual Studio as it is available on the VS Gallery.
  • The same remote debugging experience, enabled using cmdlets, is available upon installing the PowerShell SDK for Nano from the PowerShell Gallery.
  • The sample application builds cleanly out of the box on current versions of Visual Studio as it targets the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK (10.0.14393.0) by default. To target a different SDK, right-click the solution name in Solution Explorer and choose “Retarget Solution”.

As as parting gif, checkout how quick and easy it is to deploy the template from within the IDE!


Next week we’ll share details on remote debug workflow improvements with Visual Studio 2017.

Happy coding!