These are some of the things we do to make Visual Studio behave the way we like for C++ development:

Options > Text Editor > C/C++

  • General > Automatic brace completion = Off
  • Advanced > Brace completion > Complete multiline comments = Off
  • Formatting > General > Automatically format when I paste = OFF (Stops issue where multi line string literals are indented wrongly when pasted)

Tools > Options > Environment > Fonts & Colours > Display items > Merge – block selection box = Set both to white

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