"Hello.c" - Compile and Run C Program

Q

How to use Visual Studio command tools to compile and run a C program?

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A

If you want to compile and run a standard C program with Visual Studio command tools, you can follow this tutorial:

1. Create a simple C program, Hello.c, with a text editor:

#include <stdio.h>
void main() {  
   printf("Hello world!");
}

2. Run "All Programs > Visual Studio 2017 > Visual Studio Tools > Developer Command Prompt for VS 2017". You see the Visual Studio Command Prompt window.

3. Compile and link the C program:

C:\fyicenter>cl Hello.c
Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.10.25019 for x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Hello.c
Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 14.10.25019.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

/out:Hello.exe
Hello.obj

4. Run the C program:

C:\fyicenter>Hello.exe
Hello world!

 

Using Visual Studio Command Prompt

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