Quick tip – forward slash autocomplete

A coworker of mine was complaining the other day that Visual Studio’s autocomplete defaults to using backslashes in #include paths–this is pretty annoying if you’re doing cross-platform development since most platforms only allows forward slashes.

Thankfully, you can fix this!–but the setting is a bit buried. In Visual Studio 2017, from Tools->Options:

Alternately, if (like me), you never use autocomplete for include paths, you can use the setting just above that to disable it.