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In Microsoft Visual C++
When we click on Project - > Settings

There are lot of options there.
I have been always confused about these and their significance.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone explains it or direct me to a resource which explains these in detail.

Thanks.

iCe
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Put the cursor onto a control and press F1.  In an number of instances the pop up info should clarify it for you
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There is no need to learn all project settings. You need only most important of them, and learn more only if necessary. I can give you short description of most important settings.

General tab.

MFC combo. Use MFC as Shared Dll - this is OK for 99% of the programs.
Output directories - change them if you want to generate output files in some other place, and not default Debug and Release subdirectories.

Debug tab.
Executable for debug session. For exe file, this is, obviously, exe file itself. For Dll, this is exe file which uses this Dll.

C++ tab.
Categories combo allows to select different categories with various settings for each. All these settings correspond to C++ compiler options. MSDN topics for each compiler option usually contains description how to set this option in the Project Settings.

Link tab.
Object /library modules - this is a place where you add additional .lib files required for your project. For example, working with socket functions you need Ws2_32.lib. Type this name in edit box.

Pre-link and Post-build step tabs.
Allow to execute any DOS commands before linking/after build. For example, I use post-build step to copy output exe or dll files to some other location.
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