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Building C++ Projects in Visual Studio

When building a Visual C++ application in Visual Studio, you can modify many of the build's settings in the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.

Understanding Custom Build Steps and Build Events

Describes how to customize the build process in the integrated development environment.

Macros for Build Commands and Properties

Lists macros that you can use where strings are accepted.

Building External Projects

Discusses building projects that use facilities outside the integrated development environment.

Project Files

Presents the XML structure of a .vcxproj file.

VC++ Directories, Projects, Options Dialog Box

Discusses how to modify the search path for executable files, include files, library files, and source code files during a build

Default and Custom Builds

Provides information on building within Visual Studio.

Building a C/C++ Program

Provides links to topics describing building your program from the command line or from the integrated development environment of Visual Studio.

C/C++ Building Reference

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

Upgrade Projects from Previous Versions of Visual C++

Provides links to topics covering issues on upgrading Visual C++ 6.0 and later projects to Visual C++ .NET.

Porting and Upgrading Programs

Provides details about porting applications and discusses makefiles.