Overview: Porting from Microsoft* Visual C++* to the Intel® C++ Compiler

This section describes a basic approach to porting applications from Microsoft* Visual C++* for Windows* to the Intel® C++ Compiler for Windows.

If you build your applications from the Windows command line, you can port applications from Microsoft* Visual C++* to the Intel® C++ Compiler by modifying your makefile to invoke the Intel® C++ Compiler instead of Microsoft* Visual C++*.

The Intel® C++ Compiler integration with Microsoft* Visual Studio* provides a conversion path to the Intel® C++ Compiler that allows you to build your Visual C++* projects with the Intel® C++ Compiler. This version of the Intel® C++ Compiler supports:

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2019

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2017

See the appropriate section in this documentation for details on using the Intel® C++ Compiler with Microsoft Visual Studio.

The Intel® C++ Compiler also supports many of the same compiler options, macros, and environment variables you already use in your Microsoft work.

One challenge in porting applications from one compiler to another is making sure there is support for the compiler options you use to build your application. The Compiler Options reference lists compiler options that are supported by both the Intel® C++ Compiler and Microsoft* C++.

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