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 Language Reference
Describes the C programming language as implemented in Microsoft C.
C++ Language Reference
Explains the C++ programming language as implemented in Microsoft C++.
C/C++ Preprocessor Reference
Explains the preprocessor as it is implemented in Microsoft C/C++.
- 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 Programming in Visual Studio
Discusses application development with the .NET Framework in Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, or Visual C++.
.NET Framework Class Library Reference
Introduces the .NET Framework class library, a library of classes, interfaces, and value types that are included in the Microsoft .NET Framework.
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
- C++ Support Library
Provides classes that support managed programming in C++.