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Using the Intel® C++ Compiler

Using the Intel® C++ Compiler within Microsoft Visual Studio*

  1. Create a Visual C++* project, or open an existing project.
  2. In
    Solution Explorer
    , select the project(s) to build with Intel® C++ Compiler.
  3. Open
    Project
    Properties
    .
  4. In the left pane, expand the
    Configuration Properties
    category and select the
    General
    property page.
  5. In the right pane, change the Platform Toolset to
    Intel C++ Compiler
    .
    Alternatively, you can change the toolset by selecting
    Project
    Intel Compiler
    Use Intel C++
    . This sets whichever version of the Intel® Compiler that you specify as the toolset for all supported platforms and configurations.
  6. To add options, go to
    Project
    Properties
    C/C++
    Command Line
    and add new options to the
    Additional Options
    field.
    Alternatively, you can select options from Intel specific properties. Refer to complete list of options in the Compiler Options section in this documentation.
  7. Rebuild, using either
    Build
    Project only
    Rebuild
    for a single project, or
    Build
    Rebuild Solution
    for a solution.

Verify Use of the Intel® C++ Compiler

To verify the use of the Intel C+ Compiler:
  1. Go to
    Project
    Properties
    C/C++
    General
    .
  2. Set
    Suppress Startup Banner
    to
    No
    . Click
    OK
    .
  3. Rebuild your application.
  4. Look at the
    Output
    window.
You should see a message similar to the following when using the Intel® C++ Compiler:
Intel(R) C++ Intel(R) 64 Compiler for applications running on XXXX, Version XX.