C++ Standard Library reference

A C++ program can call on a large number of functions from this conforming implementation of the C++ Standard Library. These functions perform services such as input and output and provide efficient implementations of frequently used operations.

For more information about linking with the appropriate Visual C++ runtime .lib file, see C runtime (CRT) and C++ Standard Library (STL) .lib files.

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C++ Standard Library overview
Provides an overview of the Microsoft implementation of the C++ Standard Library.

iostream Programming
Provides an overview of iostream programming.

Header files reference
Provides links to reference topics about the C++ Standard Library header files, with code examples.