Reference (How Do I in Visual C++)

This page links to reference topics for the Visual C++ language and its libraries. To view other categories of popular tasks covered in Help, see How Do I in Visual C++.

C/C++ Languages


  • C Run-Time Libraries
    Discusses the various .lib files that comprise the C run-time libraries as well as their associated compiler options and preprocessor directives.

Standard C++ Library

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

.NET Framework


  • ATL Reference
    Documents the Active Template Library (ATL), a set of template-based Visual C++ classes that simplify the programming of Component Object Model (COM) objects.

  • ATL/MFC Shared Classes
    Documents the classes that are shared between ATL and MFC.


  • MFC Reference
    Covers the classes, global functions, global variables, and macros that make up the Microsoft Foundation Class Library.

C++ Support Library

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