C in Visual Studio 2013

Is it possible to develop a C application using Visual Studio 2013?  If so;  what are the exact steps?

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mlmccCommented:
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

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ZoppoCommented:
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.

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ZoppoCommented:
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/ )
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sarabandeCommented:
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.

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Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks!!!
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