The C++/WinRT language projection
C++/WinRT is an entirely standard C++ language projection for Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs, implemented as a header-file-based library, and designed to provide you with first-class access to the modern Windows API. With C++/WinRT, you can author and consume Windows Runtime APIs using any standards-compliant C++17 compiler.
- Documentation: https://aka.ms/cppwinrt
- NuGet package: http://aka.ms/cppwinrt/nuget
- Visual Studio extension: http://aka.ms/cppwinrt/vsix
- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C++/WinRT
C++/WinRT is part of the xlang family of projects that help developers create APIs that can run on multiple platforms and be used with a variety of languages.
Don't build C++/WinRT yourself - just download the latest version here: https://aka.ms/cppwinrt/nuget
If you really want to build it yourself, the simplest way to do so is to run the
build_test_all.cmd script in the root directory. Developers needing to work on the C++/WinRT compiler itself should go through the following steps to arrive at an efficient inner loop:
- Open a dev command prompt pointing at the root of the repo.
- Open the
- Build the x64 Release configuration of the
cppwinrtproject only. Don’t attempt to build anything just yet.
build_projection.cmdin the dev command prompt.
- Switch to the x64 Debug configuration in Visual Studio and build all projects as needed.
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