Using Copilot Chat with C++ in VS Code

If you are a C++ developer who uses VS Code as your editor, Copilot Chat can help you with many of your everyday coding tasks by allowing you to iterate with your code in natural language.

Download GitHub Copilot Chat
To access GitHub Copilot and Copilot Chat, you will need an active subscription to GitHub Copilot. Chat features are available by installing the GitHub Copilot Chat extension for VS Code. If you’re just getting started, please check out the VS Code documentation.

We have just released a new YouTube video demonstrating the power of Copilot Chat in C++ code:

We cover how Copilot Chat can provide enhancements to your C++ coding scenarios like:

Simplifying and refactoring existing code
Generating new code and iterating with the prompt
Generating and explaining new test cases
Refactoring test cases to new frameworks
Understanding errors with your code
… and more!

What do you think?
Copilot Chat can help you achieve new levels of productivity in your C++ workflows. We are working hard on integrating it even further with VS Code, so please let us know any suggestions you’d like to see to improve your workflows. Additionally, let us know what other types of content you’d like to see regarding use cases or additional information about Copilot Chat.
We welcome all types of feedback on your experience with the product. The comments below are open, or you can find us via email at visualcpp@microsoft.com or via Twitter at @VisualC. You can also always upvote or downvote the provided suggestion in Copilot Chat to provide feedback to the model itself.