Microsoft Compatibility

The Intel® C++ Compiler is fully source- and binary-compatible (native code only) with Microsoft* Visual C++*. You can debug binaries built with the Intel® C++ Compiler from within the Microsoft* Visual Studio* environment.

The Intel® C++ Compiler supports security checks with the /GS option. You can control this option in the Microsoft* Visual Studio* IDE by using C/C++ > Code Generation > Buffer Security Check.

Microsoft* Visual Studio* Integration

The Intel® C++ Compiler is compatible with Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2017 and 2019 projects.

The Intel® C++ Compiler only supports native C++ project types provided by Microsoft* Visual Studio* development environment. The project types with .NET attributes such as the ones below, cannot be converted to an Intel® C++ project:

  • Empty Project (.NET)

  • Class Library (.NET)

  • Console Application (.NET)

  • Windows Control Library (.NET)

  • Windows Forms Application (.NET)

  • Windows Service (.NET)

Unsupported Major Features

  • COM Attributes

  • C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP)

  • Managed extensions for C++ (new pragmas, keywords, and command-line options)

  • Event handling (new keywords)

  • __abstract keyword

  • __box keyword

  • __delegate keyword

  • __gc keyword

  • __identifier keyword

  • __nogc keyword

  • __pin keyword

  • __property keyword

  • __sealed keyword

  • __try_cast keyword

  • __w64 keyword

Unsupported Preprocessor Features

  • #import directive changes for attributed code

  • #using directive

  • managed, unmanaged pragmas

  • _MANAGED macro

  • runtime_checks pragma

Mixing Managed and Unmanaged Code

If you use the managed extensions to the C++ language in Microsoft* Visual Studio .NET*, you can use the Intel® C++ Compiler for your non-managed code for better application performance. Make sure managed keywords do not appear in your non-managed code.

For information on how to mix managed and unmanaged code, refer to the article, "An Overview of Managed/Unmanaged Code Interoperability", on the Microsoft* Web site.

Para obtener información más completa sobre las optimizaciones del compilador, consulte nuestro Aviso de optimización.