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Visual Studio 2017 FAQ

Hello World in C++ using Visual Studio 2017

Thank you for downloading Visual Studio and start your first C++ journey!

  1. First, understand the layout and views once you launch Visual Studio 2017:

    screenshot of Visual Studio 2017 launch window

  2. Next, review the standard build process for a Visual Studio project: graphic for standard build process for a Visual Studio project
  3. If C++ is not an already installed language in Visual Studio, you need to install Desktop development with C++ through the Visual Studio Installer:

    screenshot of Desktop development with C++ installer

  4. After installing the Desktop development with C++ workload, you can choose the Win32 Console Application template and create your HelloWorld project:

    screenshot of Win32 Console Application

  5. Click Finish to exit the Win32 Application Wizard

    screenshot of Win32 Application Wizard

  6. You can see your first C++ project:

    screenshot of C++ project

  7. Replace the code with below lines:
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include <iostream> 
    using namespace std;    
    
        int main()      
        {    
            cout << "Hello World! ";    
            return 0;      
        }
    
  8. Next, add a breakpoint by clicking the grey area in front of line 12:

    screenshot of breakpoint

  9. Compile and run your project by clicking the green triangle in the tool bar (Local Windows Debugger) or press F5. Visual Studio allows single-click for build and debugging.

    Click Yes to build the project:

    screenshot of build and debugging window

  10. You can see a “Hello World!” in the console window.

    screenshot of console window.

Troubleshooting:

If the console window immediately closes, you need to set the breakpoint in step 8.

If you are on Windows 8.1, you need to re-run the installer for Visual Studio, click modify, select languages, and choose C++.

Congratulations on your first C++ project! Please let us know whether you find this article useful or not. Thank you!

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