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Understanding Build Platforms

 

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The latest version of this topic can be found at Understanding Build Platforms.

You can store different versions of solution and project properties that apply to different target platforms. For example, you can create a Debug configuration that targets an x86 platform and a Debug configuration that targets an x64 platform. You can quickly change the active platform so that you can easily build multiple configurations.

How to: Configure Projects to Target Platforms
Explains how to configure a project to target a specific platform.

How to: Configure Projects to Target Multiple Platforms
Explains how to configure a project to target multiple platforms.

Walkthrough: Building an Application
Building and Cleaning Projects and Solutions in Visual Studio
Compiling and Building

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