Can I tell Visual Studio that a certain file extension is a C++ module interface?

Robert N 0 Reputation points
2023-11-21T19:18:27.6033333+00:00

I have been working on a C++ project with clang. For modules, their documentation recommended file extensions like the traditional C++ extensions, but with an "m" attached. So: .cppm, or .ccm, etc. Since I had been using .cc, I started using .ccm.

Now I've moved to Visual Studio, and it wants to see .ixx for primary and partition interface files. I see I can go to a file's properties and manually set its "Item Type" and then "Compile As", which lets me force it to treat anything as a module interface file, regardless of the file extension. But the icons in the explorer still look different. Is there a way to tell it to treat some other extensions like it treats .ixx?

Rob

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  1. Minxin Yu 10,791 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-11-22T02:58:08.89+00:00

    Hi, @Robert N

    The icon can be set by File type.
    User's image

    Such as C/C++ Code:

    enter image description here

    Currently, the module file type is shown as document, no module type is listed.
    I'm afraid displaying module icon is not supported.

    Best regards,

    Minxin Yu


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