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Creating Desktop Projects By Using Application Wizards

Every type of Visual C++ project has an application wizard that helps you generate new projects quickly and easily, modeled from the project template. For details, see Visual C++ Projects.

To open an application wizard, use the New Project dialog box to specify project properties such as the name of the project, or the directory and solution where your project will reside.

To open a Visual C++ application wizard

  1. On the File menu, click New, and then click Project.

    The New Project dialog box appears.

  2. In the Project Types pane, select the Visual C++ Projects folder. An icon for every type of C++ project appears in the Templates pane.

  3. In the Templates pane, select an icon to choose a project type. A message appears under both panes indicating the type of project you are going to create.

  4. Specify your project properties, or skip this step to use Visual Studio default project properties. See Projects as Containers for details.

  5. Click OK, and the wizard for your project type opens.

When you create a project you can either create a new solution or you can add the project to an existing solution. For more information, see Solutions as Containers.

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