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C++ Build Tools

Standalone compiler, libraries, and scripts

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The C++ Build Tools allow you to build C++ libraries and applications targeting Windows desktop. They are the same tools that you find in Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio 2015 in a scriptable standalone installer. Now you only need to download the MSVC compiler toolset you need to build C++ projects on your build servers.

The C++ Build Tools download is refreshed to include every Visual Studio update. The installer includes the most up-to-date MSVC compiler toolset from Visual Studio 2019. The installer also includes the MSVC compilers from Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 and Visual Studio 2015 Update 3.

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Visual Studio provides a free, fully featured development environment for C++ developers

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