Version 0.4.4 is a new development release of ilg-vscode.xpack; it adds commands to create simple projects from templates.


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@0.4.4


The 0.4.4 release is generally compatible with previous releases.

Bug fixes

  • none


  • support to create new projects from templates was added
  • internal watchers to automate refresh on package.json changes was added

Other changes

  • dependencies to ms-vscode.cpptools & ms-vscode.cmake-tools

Known problems

  • npm picks package.json from xPack dependencies, which is generally not useful; the workaround is to add a property to settings.json:
"npm.exclude": "**/xpacks/**"

(fixed in 0.4.10)

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