Solved

C in Visual Studio 2013

Posted on 2014-07-24
7
828 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-25
Is it possible to develop a C application using Visual Studio 2013?  If so;  what are the exact steps?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Ray Turner
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 101

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 167 total points
ID: 40216979
Apparently you can.  Here is a link to Microsoft with a tutorial on how to do it.


Walkthrough: Compiling a C Program on the Command Line
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384838.aspx

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:Zoppo
Zoppo earned 167 total points
ID: 40217044
Hi kaufmed,

you can use the IDE too, just create an 'empty project' and add a '.c' file (via context-menu in Solution Explorer) which contains a main function.

ZOPPO
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Zoppo
ID: 40217084
Argh!!! Sorry, mea culpa ...

(to be honest while I typed it a little part of my brain thought 'astounding that kaufmed doesn't know this' :o/ )
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:sarabande
sarabande earned 166 total points
ID: 40218804
to add to above comments :-)

if adding a source with .c (small letter c) extension to a visual c++ project, the compiler used defaults to the ansi c compiler. that wouldn't be the case if you renamed a .cpp file to .c later. if you don't want to rely on the defaults only you can right-click on the source file in the solution tree (project tree), choose 'Properties' and go to Configuration Properties -C++  Advanced page. here you can chose the compiler in 'Compile As' regardless of the file extension.

note, ansi c is very strict. for example you are not allowed to add new variables in the middle of a code block. as c is a subset of c++ you may find it convenient to use the c++ compiler for your c sources. that might require to using the extern "C"  clause to use for some declarations what could be a little bit tricky. but normally it worth the efforts.

Sara
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Ray Turner
ID: 40220882
Thanks!!!
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In Easy String Encryption Using CryptoAPI in C++ (http://www.experts-exchange.com/viewArticle.jsp?aid=1193) I described how to encrypt text and recommended that the encrypted text be stored as a series of hexadecimal digits -- because cyphertext may…
This tutorial is posted by Aaron Wojnowski, administrator at SDKExpert.net.  To view more iPhone tutorials, visit www.sdkexpert.net. This is a very simple tutorial on finding the user's current location easily. In this tutorial, you will learn ho…
The goal of this video is to provide viewers with basic examples to understand and use pointers in the C programming language.
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question