MSBuild (Visual C++)
You can use the MSBuild tool to build a Visual C++ application from the command prompt. The build process is controlled by the information in a project file (.vcxproj) that you can create and edit. The project file specifies build options based on build stages, conditions, and events.
In This Section
Describes how Visual C++ uses the MSBuild system.
Discusses some of the differences between the current build system and the previous release.
Demonstrates how to create a Visual C++ project using MSBuild.
Demonstrates how to specify an action that occurs at a particuler stage in the build: before the build starts; before the link step starts; or after the build ends.
Demonstrates how to add a user-defined stage to the build sequence.
Demonstrates how to associate a build tool with a particular file.
Demonstrates how to add options for a custom tool to the project properties.
Demonstrates how to compile a project for multiple frameworks or toolsets.