Intel® Compilers Support for Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017

Intel® Compilers on Windows* utilize the headers and runtime libraries of Microsoft Visual Studio*, so Intel Compilers depend on Microsoft Visual Studio. Intel Compilers support the latest available update of Microsoft Visual Studio at the release time. Depending on the significance of changes in the Microsoft Visual Studio update, it may take some more time for Intel Compilers to support, or even a new version of the Intel Compiler.

The following table shows the supported Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 updates with corresponding Intel Compiler update. Please note that the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 update that comes after the Intel Compiler release is not supported. 

If all possible, please upgrade to the latest Intel Compilers. 

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 versionSupported Intel Compiler Version

18.0 Update 4 and 19.0 but without the additional C++17 support; also see this known debugger issue
19.0 Update 1, 19.0 Update 2

15.6, 15.5, 15.417.0 Update 7, 18.0 Update 3, 19.0 Initial Release
15.317.0 Update 6, 18.0 Update 1
15.217.0 Update 5, 18.0 Initial Release
15.1, 15.017.0 Update 4

Please check C++17 Features Supported by Intel C++ Compiler and C++14 Features Supported by Intel C++ Compiler for details on supported C++14 and C++17 features.

Specified version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 are supported with corresponding version of the Intel Compiler version, e.g. 18.0 Update 3 supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.6 and older. Note that we expect these versions to be compatible; however, there may be some issues. All known integration issues with possible workarounds are described here

If your encounter a problem and it is not described in the article or the suggested workaround doesn't work, please report the problem to Intel through Online Service Center.


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