"Simple.c" - Compile and Build C Programs

Q

How to compile and build a standard C program with Visual Studio C++?

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A

Visual C++ includes a C compiler that you can use to create everything from basic console programs to full Windows Desktop applications, mobile apps, and more.

This tutorial shows you how to create a basic, "Hello, World" C program by using a text editor, and then compile it on the command line.

1. Enter the C program, Simple.c with a text editor:

#include <stdio.h>  

int main()  
{  
    printf("Hello, World! This is a native C program compiled on the command line.\n");  
    return 0;  
} 

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, Simple.c:

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

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

/out:Simple.exe
Simple.obj

4. Run the C program, Simple.exe:

C:\fyicenter>Simple.exe
Hello, World! This is a native C program compiled on the command line.

 

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