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Building a C/C++ Program

You can build projects in Visual C++ in one of two ways:

  • Using Visual Studio.

  • Using the command line.

Building C++ Projects in Visual Studio

Discusses using the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and property pages to build your project.

Building on the Command Line

Discusses command-line tools for programmers who prefer to build their applications from the command prompt.

Building C/C++ Isolated Applications and Side-by-side Assemblies

Describes the new deployment model for Windows client applications based on the idea of isolated applications and side-by-side assemblies.

C/C++ Building Reference

Provides links to an overview of building programs in C++, compiler and linker options, and additional build tools.

Visual C++

Provides links to different areas of the Visual Studio and Visual C++ documentation set.

Visual C++ Reference

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).

Visual C++ Samples

Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.

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