Adding Files to an Empty Win32 Applications


For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

To add your files to an empty Windows desktop application

  1. Select the directory in Solution Explorer.

  2. Right-click the directory name, click Add from the shortcut menu, and then click Existing Item.

  3. In the Add Existing Item dialog, navigate to the files you want to add to your project.

  4. Click OK.

To add files that are neither source, header, or resource files to your project, right-click the Solution node in Solution Explorer and add the files to the project in the same manner. A Miscellaneous folder will be created to hold the other files in your project.

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Before building your project, you will need to specify build options for these files so that they are included correctly in your finished application. For more information, see Specifying Project Settings with Property Pages and Building a C/C++ Program.

Creating an Empty Windows Desktop Application
Deploying Applications