Version 0.4.19 is a new release of ilg-vscode.xpack; it adds the Hello World QEMU semihosting project template.


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@0.4.19


The 0.4.19 release is generally compatible with previous releases.

Bug fixes

  • none


  • [#35] - add the Hello World QEMU template, which can create Arm Cortex-M, Arm Cortex-A (32/64-bit) and RISC-V (32/64-bit) bare-metal projects.

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