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Requirements Question (Visual Studio and Windows)

reportbase
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Do I need to purchase Microsoft Visual Studio to use the Intel Compiler on windows.

I have a command line application, with no GUI. I just want to build a windows version of it.

I don't want to have any differences in my build environments between the windows and linux versions.


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JenniferJ
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If you do not need VS for the GUI development, you can use the followings:

To use command-line tools only to build IA-32 applications, one of:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008* Express Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005* Express Edition and Microsoft Windows SDK for
    Windows 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5*

To use command-line tools only to build Intel 64 applications, one of:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista*
  • Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5*

Note: above info can be found in the Release Notes.

The VC2005/2008 express editions can be downloaded from Microsoft website for free. The Intel C++ Compiler for Windows will use the runtime libs/DLLs and linker provided in the VC express edition.

Jennifer

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