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++14/17/20 standards by using LLVM's static analyzer and CppCoreGuidelines

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Clang Power Tools is now available for Visual Studio 2022

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Free standalone tool. Visual Studio not required.

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Auto-generated documentation

Html, markdown and yaml documentation based on your C++ souce code and comments

Tidy-fix at your fingertips

After applying Tidy fixes you can visualize differences, edit and discard changes on source files and affected headers

Clang Power Tools generate documentation
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Powerful clang-tidy and clang-analyzer checks

Perform large scale refactorings, called modernizers.

Retrofit important C++20 features to your old code, increasing ease of reading, safety, and code performance

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Automatically find the best Clang-Format Style

Clang format your code

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

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Experiment with different LLVM versions

Quickly install side-by-side multiple LLVM versions and select which one you want to use.

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The extension can be configured from the standard Visual Studio options panel.

Customize the tool’s behavior, as well as the clang++ compilation flags, checks, clang-tidy and even more.
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Quick access from anywhere in Visual Studio

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


  • Visual Studio 2017 / 2019 / 2022
  • LLVM 1 for Windows
  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%.
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Got thoughts?

Send any suggestions or issues you encounter about Clang Power Tools at support at clang power tools dot com