Visual Studio Installation

Building FLINT requires a C++ compiler. On Windows, it is recommended to use the Visual Studio IDE which includes a C++ compiler and several other useful tool. You can either install the Visual Studio 2019 or the Visual Studio 2017 variant.

Please follow these steps for a smooth installation:

For Visual Studio 2019

  • Navigate to https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/

  • Select the community version download button.

  • If you don’t have a Visual Studio Subscription, you can create one for free by clicking on “Create a new Microsoft account” on the login page.

  • Follow the steps prompted by the installer.

After launching the Visual Studio installer:

  • Select the desktop development with C++ workload and make sure it is checked.

  • Make sure the Install while downloading option is selected for faster installation.

  • Click on Install

Install Section of Visual Studio

Install Section of Visual Studio 2019

After the installation is complete:

  • Restart your system.

  • Create a folder inside C Drive and name it Development.

  • Inside the Development folder create a folder and name it moja-global

  • Open the moja-global folder in the command prompt.

Command Prompt of Windows

Folder Path In Command Prompt

For Visual Studio 2017

  • Navigate to https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/older-downloads/

  • Expand the 2017 version and click on the download button.

  • If you don’t have a Visual Studio Subscription, you can create one for free by clicking on “Create a new Microsoft account” on the login page.

  • Follow the steps prompted by the installer.