Visual C++ Help and Community


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Here's how to getting information about how to write C++ code and use the Visual Studio development tools.

Developer Code SamplesContains downloadable sample code from Microsoft and community contributors.
Visual C++Contains reference and conceptual documentation about Visual C++. Part of the MSDN Library.
Windows Developer CenterContains information about how to use C++ and other languages to develop apps for Windows 8. Part of the Windows Developer Center; the C++ content is under the Docs > Language Reference node.

Online and Offline Documentation

You can view the content for both the MSDN Library and the Windows Developer Center online. This content is often updated.

You can also download and view the content locally in the offline Help Viewer. The offline documentation is organized by books of related content, which are also updated periodically. You can download the books you are interested in as they become available. For more information, see Microsoft Help Viewer.

Visual C++ Developer CenterContains articles and news that's specifically related to C++.
Visual C++ Team BlogContains posts on various subjects by the experts on the Visual C++ product team.
Channel 9Contains video interviews and lectures. Use the search box on the Channel 9 home page to find C++ content.
Visual Studio Developer CenterContains articles and news about Visual Studio and related development tools.
MSDN forumsOfficial Microsoft forums where you can post questions and get answers from Microsoft and from experts in the community. Use the search box on the forums home page to find the forums that are specifically related to C++.