Why CLion doesn't support MSBuild?


Is there any license issue? or just have no plans yet?


Hi @NDelt!

No upcoming plans to support MSBuild project model. But maybe in the future we’ll reconsider. Feel free to create a feature request in our tracker: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/CPP.


It will actually be very useful to support MSBuild on CLion, for the following reasons:

- MSBuild integrated with IDE can manage very complex projects seamlessly.

- Solution based projects despite their XML formats have the ability of managing/sharing cross project codebases in a very cohesive way.

- Currently there's no simple solution for sharing static code files between projects on either CMake or any other C++ supported buildsystem