Sunday, July 26, 2015

C++ Win 32 Console projects in Visual Studio Community editions

Visual Studio Express 2013 Community edition was released  in Novmeber 2014.

Details of this are in the following posts:

Visual Studio Express 2015 Community was released recently in July 2015

The Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 project templates are not
available in the default installaiton. You need to install by
updating Visual Studio Express 2015 Community as described here

However when it comes to creating C++ Win32 Console projects there is no problem in using the Visual Studio Express 2013 Community as it provides the correct templates. However the  Visual Studio Express 2015  Community does not provide the templates.

Review here for developing a C++ Windows Console application using Visual Studio Express 2013 Community.

In order to develop C++ Windows Console application you will need to install Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop edition which provides the necessary template.

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