Visual Studio

How to show folder size in Windows

You are wondering why is it easy to see a file size in Windows explorer, but not the folder size? The short answer is – resources. In order for the explorer to show a directory size it needs to process all files in all sub folders and calculate the space that all the files take in a directory. The calculation is resource draining and time consuming. The feature was available in Windows before XP, but was then removed as it made explorer slow to work with.

Building Boost 1.58 with Visual Studio 2015

If you try to build Boost 1.58 with Visual Studio 2015, you’ll get this error “Unknown compiler version - please run the configure tests and report the results” when building, do this.

Character set encoding in Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio character set encoding is not only important for representation of local character sets. It’s also an important factor that will let you compile different libraries together. If you are using many different libraries you must decide what character set your project should use.