Finding the Visual Studio Command Prompts in Visual Studio 2012

If you’re using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8, you may be looking for the Visual Studio Command Prompt shortcuts.  These shortcuts are installed by Visual Studio to run scripts that configure the command line environment to use particular sets of Visual Studio tools, or to use specific versions of the Visual C++ compiler from… Read more

To the command line enthusiasts: Some quick know-hows for Upgrading to VS 2010

Hello, I am Renin John, a Software Development Engineer in Test from the VC++ Project and Build team. I am aware that some of you prefer to do your daily work from the command prompt rather than from the IDE. I thought it would help if I put together instructions for the same using the… Read more

VCBuild vs. C++ MSBuild on the Command Line

In Visual Studio 2010, the command line tool vcbuild.exe will be replaced by msbuild.exe. The executable change does mean switches will change, too.  To help make the migration easier, I have created this table as a quick guide to the new switches and highlight some differences between the tools.  The table below isn’t a complete… Read more