Building in Visual Studio
Visual Studio provides tools for testing and debugging applications as you build them. When you create a project, default project configurations are defined and default solution build configurations are assigned to provide context for builds. You can edit these default configurations, and you can create new configurations by saving modified copies of the default ones.
Explains how to use Debug and Release builds, and introduces build configurations.
Provides general background about how to use solution build configurations and project configurations.
Explains how to manage platforms in Visual Studio.
Explains how to set the build order and save options, and how to build or rebuild a solution or project.
Links to documents that describe user interface elements that are associated with building.
Describes how to access solutions and projects in Solution Explorer.
Explains how to manipulate project files in Solution Explorer.
Describes how to use the Configuration Manager dialog box to select and edit build configurations.
Explains how to edit solution properties.
Describes how to use the Startup Project property page for a solution.
Provides background information about project properties.
Explains how to set the properties of a Visual C++ project.
Explains how to perform batch builds of projects.