Bringing clang-tidy magic to Visual Studio C++ developers

Clang Power Tools is a free Visual Studio extension helping C++ developers modernize and transform their code to C++11/14/17 standards by using LLVM's static analyzer and CppCoreGuidelines

Quick access from anywhere

Easily run the Clang Power Tools commands where you need them.

Powerful clang-tidy and clang-analyzer checks

Perform large scale refactorings, called modernizers.

Retrofit important C++17 features to your old code, increasing ease of reading, safety, and code performance

Custom clang-tidy wildcard checks

Effortlessly use tidy-checks by filtering (basic suffix / prefix keywords) to perform specific checks

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The extension can be configured from the standard Visual Studio options panel (Tools > Options > Clang Power Tools)

Customize the tool’s behavior, as well as the clang++ compilation flags, checks, clang-tidy and even more.

Built-in support for clang-format

Auto-format source file on save, configurable style options, file extension rules, etc.

PowerShell script (for CI / automation)

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If you have any suggestions or feedback about Clang Power Tools, or if you encounter any issues with your projects, please submit here.

  1. We will automatically load Clang from the default installation path "C:\Program Files\LLVM". If you prefer to use a different location you must manually add the bin folder to %PATH%.
  2. Already available on Windows 10