What Is Visual Studio Command Prompt

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What is Visual Studio Command Prompt?

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Visual Studio Command Prompt is command line window with all required environment variables defined to run Visual Studio command line tools.

Visual Studio command line tools includes:

  • cl (the compiler) - To compile and link source code files into apps, libraries, and DLLs.
  • lib (the .lib manager) - To create static libraries.
  • link (the linker) - To link compiled object files and libraries into apps and DLLs.
  • msbuild (the builder) - To Visual C++ projects and Visual Studio solutions as in the Visual Studio IDE.
  • nmake (the maker) - To automate tasks that build Visual C++ projects by using a traditional makefile.

If you installed Visual Studio 2017 Community version with Visual C++ environment, command line tools are located in "\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\vc\tools\MSVC\ 14.10.25017\bin\HostX86\x86\" folder.

 

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