Creating and Managing Visual C++ Projects

You can create Visual C++ projects in several ways:

  • You can use project templates, such as the CLR Console Application Template (C++), to help you quickly create simple projects.

  • You can also use application wizards to help you create a solution. A solution can contain many projects and can be coded in any language that is included with Visual Studio. The Visual Studio development environment can handle dependencies among projects, individual project configurations, project deployment, and source code control. This method works well for larger scale applications.

  • You can create a simple text file and then save it with a .cpp extension. Using the Win32 Application Wizard, create an empty project. Add your .cpp file into the Visual Studio environment. This method would work well for a very simple, console-style application.

Once you have created your project, you can manage it using code wizards and property pages to manage the specifics of your project.

In This Section

  • Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files
    Provides links to topics describing common tasks that you can perform when working with solutions and projects.

  • Building C/C++ Programs
    Provides links to topics describing building your program from the command line or from the integrated development environment of Visual Studio.

  • Visual C++ Reference
    Provides links to topics describing the C and C++ language references, the libraries provided with Visual C++, the Visual C++ Extensibility Object Model, and the Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM).

  • Visual C++ Sample Applications
    Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.

See Also

Other Resources

Visual Studio SDK