Getting started with Visual Studio 2015 and C++


  • This is a VERY basic 'getting started' question.

    I now have an answer, thanks to all, David 09-Oct-16.

    I do: file > new > project > Visual C++ > Windows console application > 'name'  > ok > (Welcome) finish. I get the following:


    // ConsoleApplication1.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.

    #include "stdafx.h"

    int main()
        return 0;


    But when I modify the code to the following simple program (which is a direct copy from the book 'Microsoft Visual C++/CLI) it does not work.  To start with it does not recognise 'System'. 


    using namespace System;

    int main()

    Console::WriteLine("Hello World");

    return 0;



    • Edited by Davidjgw20 Monday, October 10, 2016 12:37 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:19 PM


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