Developer Guide and Reference

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Using Microsoft Visual Studio*
(Windows*)

You can use the Intel®
C++
Compiler within the Microsoft Visual Studio* integrated development environment (IDE) to develop
C++
applications, including static library (
.LIB
), dynamic link library (
.DLL
), and main executable (
.EXE
) applications. This environment makes it easy to create, debug, and execute programs. You can build your source code into several types of programs and libraries, using the IDE or from the command line.
The IDE offers these major advantages:
  • Makes application development quicker and easier by providing a visual development environment.
  • Provides integration with the native Microsoft Visual Studio* debugger.
  • Makes other IDE tools available.