Version 0.4.22 is a new maintenance of ilg-vscode.xpack; it adds support for preserving comments in c_cpp_properties.json.


The VS Code xPack C/C++ Managed Build Extension is available as ilg-vscode.xpack from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

It can also be installed from a terminal:

code --install-extension ilg-vscode.xpack

This specific version can be installed with the following command, although generally it is recommended to use the latest version:

code --install-extension ilg-vscode.xpack@0.4.22


The 0.4.22 release is generally compatible with previous releases.

Bug fixes

  • none


  • [#38] - VS Code accepts comments in the c_cpp_properties.json file, which resulted in errors while parsing the file and ignoring the content; the parser was changed to comment_json and comments in this particular file only are now accepted and preserved.

Other changes

  • none

Known problems

  • none

Supported platforms

The ilg-vscode.xpack extension is fully portable and works on any platform supported by VS Code; internally it relies on xpm, which is also a portable application running on all platforms supported by npm/node.

However, for projects using binary xPacks, they are available mainly on the modern platforms, like Windows/macOS/Linux.

Final notes