Normally I program in C# but have been forced to do some work in C++. It seems that the integration with Visual Studio (2008) is really poor compared to C# but I was wondering if there are any good tools, plugins or configurations that can improve the situation.
Another post pointed out the program Visual Assist X, which at least helps with some things such as refactoring (though it is a bit expensive for me). My major problem is, though, that the compile errors give little clue about what is wrong and I spend most of my time figuring out what I did wrong. It just feels like it is possibly to statically check for a lot more errors than VS does out of the box. And why doesn't it provide the blue underlines as with C#, that shouldn't be too hard?!
I realize that half the problem is just the fact that I am new to C++ but I really feel that it can be unreasonably hard to get a program to compile. Are there any tools of this sort out there or are my demands too high?</div