/arch (ARM)


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Specifies the architecture for code generation on ARM. See also /arch (x86) and /arch (x64).




Enables the use of ARMv7VE Virtualization Extensions instructions.

Enables the use of ARM VFPv4 instructions. If this option is not specified, VFPv3 is the default.


The _M_ARM_FP macro (for ARM only) indicates which, if any, /arch compiler option was used. For more information, see Predefined Macros.

When you use /clr to compile, /arch has no effect on code generation for managed functions. /arch only affects code generation for native functions.

To set the /arch:ARMv7VE or /arch:VFPv4 compiler option in Visual Studio

  1. Open the Property Pages dialog box for the project. For more information, see How to: Open Project Property Pages.

  2. Select the C/C++ folder.

  3. Select the Command Line property page.

  4. In the Additional options box, add /arch:ARMv7VE or /arch:VFPv4.

To set this compiler option programmatically

See Also

/arch (Minimum CPU Architecture)
Compiler Options
Setting Compiler Options