You can build projects in Visual C++ in one of two ways:
Using Visual Studio.
Using the command line.
Discusses using the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and property pages to build your project.
Discusses command-line tools for programmers who prefer to build their applications from the command prompt.
Describes the new deployment model for Windows client applications based on the idea of isolated applications and side-by-side assemblies.
Provides links to an overview of building programs in C++, compiler and linker options, and additional build tools.
Provides links to different areas of the Visual Studio and Visual C++ documentation set.
Provides links to topics describing the C and C++ language references, the libraries provided with Visual C++, the Visual C++ Extensibility Object Model, and the Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM).
Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.