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How to: Create CLR Console Applications

To create a console application, use the Console Application template, which is available from the New Project dialog box.


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To create a common language runtime (CLR) console application

  1. On the File menu, click New, and then click Project.

    The New Project dialog box appears.

  2. Under Installed Templates, click the Visual C++ node; then click the CLR node. Choose the CLR Console Application icon.

  3. In the Name box, enter a unique name for your application.


    You can also specify other project and solution settings from the New Project dialog box, but these settings are not required.

  4. Click OK.