Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 provides a powerful and flexible development environment for creating Microsoft Windows based and Microsoft .NET based applications. Redistributable Package install run-time components that are required to run C++ applications built using Visual Studio 2015.
The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio 2015 and link dynamically to libraries.
These package can be used to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio 2015 installed. They install run-time components of these libraries: C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP.
Microsoft Visual C++ (also known as MSVC) is a commercial integrated development environment (IDE) product engineered by Microsoft for the C, C++, and C++/CLI programming languages.It has tools for developing and debugging C++ code, especially that is written for the Microsoft Windows API, the DirectX API, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Visual C++ has features such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense (a coding autocompletion feature) and advanced debugging functionality. For example, it allows for remote debugging using a separate computer. Alsovallows debugging by stepping through code a line at a time. The “edit and continue” functionality allows changing the source code and rebuilding the program during program debugging, without restarting the debugged program.
The compile and build system feature, precompiled header files, “minimal rebuild” functionality and incremental link. These features significantly shorten turn-around time to edit, compile and link the program, especially for large software projects.
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 supported OS:
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3
- Windows Server 2003 SP2
- Windows Vista SP2
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows Server 2008 SP2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows 10
Size: 13.1 MB
Note Visual C++ 2015, 2017 and 2019 all share the same redistributable files.
For example, installing the Visual C++ 2019 redistributable will affect programs built with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017 also. However, installing the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable will not replace the newer versions of the files installed by the Visual C++ 2017 and 2019 redistributables.
This is different from all previous Visual C++ versions, as they each had their own distinct runtime files, not shared with other versions.