Visual Studio 2017 – A Powerful IDE That Supports C++ and More
Have you ever experienced the frustration of not having all the necessary components for C++ development in Visual Studio after installation? Fear no more, because adding C++ support to Visual Studio 2017 is easy and straightforward! As a versatile and powerful integrated development environment, Visual Studio 2017 supports multiple programming languages, including C++.
Step 1: Open Visual Studio Installer
The first step to add C++ support is to launch the Visual Studio Installer. This can be accessed through the Start menu by typing “Visual Studio Installer” in the search box or through “Control Panel” > “Programs and Features” (Windows 7) or “Apps and Features” (Windows 10) and finding “Visual Studio 2017”. Click on “Change” or “Modify” to open the installer.
Step 2: Modify Visual Studio Installation
After opening the installer, look for the “Modify” button to modify the Visual Studio installation. This will bring up the installation options window.
Step 3: Select the C++ Workload
In the installation options window, select the “Workloads” tab. Scroll down until you find the “Desktop development with C++” workload. Tick the checkbox next to it to select it.
Step 4: Install C++ Workload
Click on the “Modify” button to start the installation process for the C++ workload. Depending on your internet speed, this may take a few minutes to download and install the necessary components.
Step 5: Confirm Installation
Once the installation is complete, the installer will display a message confirming that C++ tools and libraries have been added. Click on “Close” to exit the installer.
Step 6: Open Visual Studio
You can now open Visual Studio 2017 and start using it for C++ development. The added components will be reflected in the list of available project templates and tools. With the full set of C++ features and tools available in Visual Studio, you should be able to create C++ projects without any issues.
In conclusion, adding C++ support to Visual Studio 2017 after installation is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few easy steps. By following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that you have all the necessary tools and libraries to develop your C++ applications in Visual Studio 2017.