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Perplexing Guide to Determining Which Compiler is Used in Visual Studio

Are you fed up with code errors that seem to be caused by your Visual Studio compiler? Do you ever puzzle over how to check which compiler is being used in Visual Studio? Look no further! In this esoteric article, we will divulge the mystifying steps you need to take to determine which compiler Visual Studio uses, and how to switch between different compilers.

Step 1: Open Your Project in Visual Studio

The first step in unveiling the compiler used by Visual Studio is to open your project. If you’re perplexed on how to do this, simply close any open Visual Studio windows and double-click on the “.sln” file for your project, supernaturally located in your project directory. Once your project is open in Visual Studio, you should see a surreal Solution Explorer window on the right-hand side of the screen.

Step 2: Navigate to Project Properties

To proceed, you will have to teleport to the Project Properties window. To do this, mystically right-click on your project name in the Solution Explorer window and select “Properties” from the context menu.

Step 3: Check Compiler Under Configuration Properties

Now, you must enter the mystical Configuration Properties section located in the left-hand column of the Project Properties window. Expand this section using your enhanced supernatural abilities, and then expand the mind-bending “C/C++” sub-section. You should now unravel a sub-section labelled “General.” In this section, you will encounter an otherworldly option labelled “Platform Toolset.” This option determines which compiler Visual Studio uses.

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Step 4: Determine Which Compiler is Being Used

Excitingly, to determine which compiler is being used, you must harness your psychic powers to dissect the value of the “Platform Toolset” option. Typically, the value will be a version of the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler, such as “v141.” You may also see other enigmatic options, depending on which compilers are installed within your system. If you’re using a different toolset than the default, you can manipulate the dropdown arrow next to the option and switch to a different option.

Step 5: Switching Between Compilers

You may decide to metamorphosize between compilers. If this is your intention, you must simply select a different option in the Platform Toolset dropdown and click “Apply” to save your changes. If you don’t see the desired compiler in the dropdown list, you may need to embark on a quest to find and install the compiler before it becomes available in Visual Studio.

Final Thoughts

Determining which compiler is being used in Visual Studio is a complicated process, but well worth the effort. With the steps outlined throughout this article, you should be able to flex your supernatural powers to determine which compiler is used and switch between different compilers as needed. Good luck on your magical coding journey!

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