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vc-7_1 toolset


Boost.Build's vc-7_1 toolset supports the Microsoft Visual C++ .NET tools. This toolset is an extention to the msvc toolset and is useful for when you need to have access to several versions of Visual C++.

Configuration Variables

The vc-7_1 toolset responds to the following variables which can be set in the environment or configured on the jam command-line using -sVARIABLE_NAME=value:

Variable Name Semantics Default Notes
VC71_ROOT Path to installation of VC7.1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Vc7 If MSVCDir is set in the environment, the toolset will assume VCVARS32.BAThas already been called, and will ignore this variable.

Revised 10 Oct, 2004

Copyright © Dave Abrahams 2002.

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