Build and Run C++/CLI Programs


How to build and run a C++/CLI program with Visual Studio command tools? I have "C++/CLI Support" installed.



If you have "C++/CLI Support" installed with Visual Studio, you can follow this tutorial to build and run a C++/CLI program:

1. Enter the C++/CLI program, HelloCLI.cpp with a text editor:

// HelloCLI.cpp
// Copyright (c)

int main() {  
    System::Console::WriteLine("Hello World! - From C++/CLI.");  

2. Run "All Programs > Visual Studio 2017 > Visual Studio Tools > Developer Command Prompt for VS 2017". You see the Visual Studio Command Prompt window.

3. Compile the C++/CLI program, HelloCLI.cpp, with the "/clr" (Common Language Runtime) option:

C:\fyicenter>cl /c /clr HelloCLI.cpp
Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.10.25019
for Microsoft (R) .NET Framework version 4.06.1055.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


4. Link the object code:

C:\fyicenter>link HelloCLI.obj
Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 14.10.25019.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

5. Run the executable code:

Hello World! - From C++/CLI.


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