Visual C++ Build Tools
Standalone compiler, libraries, and scripts
The Visual 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 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 Visual C++ Build Tools download is refreshed to include every Visual Studio update. The installer includes most updates of the MSVC compiler toolset from Visual Studio 2017. The installer also includes the MSVC compiler toolset from VS 2015 Update 3.
How you can use the Build Tools
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