MSBuild (Visual C++)
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You can use the MSBuild tool to build a Visual C++ application from the command prompt. The build process is controlled by the information in a project file (.vcxproj) that you can create and edit. The project file specifies build options based on build stages, conditions, and events.
In This Section
|MSBuild (Visual C++) Overview||Describes how Visual C++ uses the MSBuild system.|
|Build System Changes||Discusses some of the differences between the current build system and the previous release.|
|Walkthrough: Using MSBuild to Create a Visual C++ Project||Demonstrates how to create a Visual C++ project using MSBuild.|
|How to: Use Build Events in MSBuild Projects||Demonstrates how to specify an action that occurs at a particuler stage in the build: before the build starts; before the link step starts; or after the build ends.|
|How to: Add a Custom Build Step to MSBuild Projects||Demonstrates how to add a user-defined stage to the build sequence.|
|How to: Add Custom Build Tools to MSBuild Projects||Demonstrates how to associate a build tool with a particular file.|
|How to: Integrate Custom Tools into the Project Properties||Demonstrates how to add options for a custom tool to the project properties.|
|How to: Modify the Target Framework and Platform Toolset||Demonstrates how to compile a project for multiple frameworks or toolsets.|