Creating and Managing Visual C++ Projects
You can create Visual C++ projects in several ways:
You can use project templates, such as the How to: Create CLR Console Applications (C++/CLI), to help you quickly create simple projects.
You can also use application wizards to help you create a solution. A solution can contain many projects and can be coded in any language that is included with Visual Studio. The Visual Studio development environment can handle dependencies among projects, individual project configurations, project deployment, and source code control. This method works well for larger scale applications.
You can create a simple text file and then save it with a .cpp extension. Using the Win32 Application Wizard, create an empty project. Add your .cpp file into the Visual Studio environment. This method would work well for a very simple, console-style application.
Once you have created your project, you can manage it using code wizards and property pages to manage the specifics of your project.