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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.

In This Section

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.
Invalid Web Reference
Lists the files that can be use as Web references in a Visual C++ project.
Format of a .vcproj File
Presents the XML structure of a .vcproj file.

Related Sections

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 Previous 32-Bit Versions of Visual C++
Provides links to topics covering issues on upgrading Visual C++ 4.x, 5.0, and 6.0 projects to Visual C++ .NET.
Port Applications to and from the Development Environment
Provides details about porting applications and discusses makefiles.