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VCBUILD Reference

You can use VCBUILD.exe to build Visual C++ projects and Visual Studio solutions from the command line. Invoking this utility is equivalent to running the Build Project or Build Solution command from the Visual Studio IDE.

VCBUILD Command Line

Defines the command-line syntax for VCBUILD.


Provides links to the VCBUILD options.

Starting Builds as Part of Job Objects

Describes known issues with starting builds as part of a job object.

Building on the Command Line

Provides links to topics discussing building from the command line.

C/C++ Build Tools

Provides links to build tools that are included with Visual C++.

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