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Building a C/C++ Program

You can build projects in Visual C++ in one of two ways:

  • Using Visual Studio .NET.
  • Using the command line.

In This Section

Building C++ Projects in Visual Studio
Discusses using the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and property pages to build your project.
Building on the Command Line
Discusses command-line tools for programmers who prefer to build their applications from the command prompt.
C/C++ Building Reference
Provides links to an overview of building programs in C++, compiler and linker options, and additional build tools.

Related Sections

Visual C++
Provides links to different areas of the Visual Studio and Visual C++ documentation set.
Visual C++ Reference
Provides links to topics describing the C and C++ language references, the libraries provided with Visual C++, the Visual C++ Extensibility Object Model, and the Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM).
Visual C++ Samples
Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.