Cannot Find "stdint.h" after Upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017

By Yuan Chen, Published: 12/29/2017, Last Updated: 12/29/2017

Problem Description

When running Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 C++ compiler under Intel® C++ Compiler environment, or Visual Studio 2017 solution contains mixed projects with both Intel compiler and Visual Studio C++ compiler may encounter 

fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: '../../vc/include/stdint.h': No such file or directory

Root Cause

In some header files of Intel C++ compiler, we need to include particular Microsoft VC++ header files by path. With Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and older, we can use the relative path, like “../vc”. Starting from Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 the include directory name contains full VC Tools version number.

For example, the Visual Studio 2017 stdint.h is here:

c:/Program files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2017/Professional/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.10.24930/include/stdint.h

For Visual Studio 2015, it is here:

c:/Program files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0/VC/INCLUDE/stdint.h


Workaround is to define __MS_VC_INSTALL_PATH macro in command line (-D option), e.g.:

-D__MS_VC_INSTALL_PATH="c:/Program files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2017/Professional/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.10.24930" 

To resolve the issue still relies on Microsoft's support. Please see our registered an issue in Microsoft's forum:

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Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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