Follow the conclusion of my Rider trial (which concluded it's a great tool for development, but one that should not be purchased currently due to its development being largely in Russia), I'm taking a more serious look at Visual Studio 2019 Community. Expectations are lower, but it still might provide a boost over VSCode. I'll first note how to launch C7 from VS2019. Open C7.sln, and then go to Project -> C7 Properties. Fill in the sections like the following (using the local paths to C7 on your system). Make sure to change the "Launch" dropdown to "Executable". Starting C7 with the green arrow with "C7" next to it in the toolbar will now successfully launch C7. I haven't yet figured out how to get it to hit breakpoints. Will probably have some refactoring impressions before too long, which along with debugging are the two areas where I expect to see the greatest improvements in an IDE versus VSCode.