Using Unreal Engine in Visual Studio

Unreal Engine is designed to integrate with Visual Studio, allowing you to quickly and easily make code changes in your projects to immediately see results upon compilation. Setting up Visual Studio to work with the Unreal Engine can help improve efficiency and the overall user experience for developers using this powerful tool.

You can read some step-by-step instructions for installing the Unreal Engine in Visual Studio in this article from The Visual Studio Blog.

The Unreal Engine is a cross-platform game engine targeting DirectX 11 and 12 for PC and Xbox, OpenGL for iOS, OS X and Android, and WebGL for the Web.  Console development on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is also available on the Unreal Engine for registered developers of those platforms. Unreal Engine also supports virtual reality development targeting platforms including Oculus, PlayStation VR, SteamVR and Gear VR.

Unreal Engine games can be programmed using C++ and Unreal’s visual scripting framework called Blueprints.  Visual Studio serves as a powerful code editor and debugger when using C++ for Unreal development.

Unreal C++ code inside Visual StudioUnreal C++ code inside Visual Studio

Visual scripting with BlueprintsVisual scripting with Blueprints

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