Microsoft Visual C++ is a programming environment used to create applications for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. To use MFC framework in your C++ application, you must have installed either Microsoft Visual C++ or Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio also contains the Microsoft Visual C++ environment.
Microsoft provides a free version of visual studio which also contains SQL Server and it can be downloaded from https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/downloadvisual- studio-vs.aspx.
Following are the installation steps.
Step 1 − Once Visual Studio is downloaded, run the installer. The following dialog box will be displayed.
Step 2 − Click Install to start the installation process.
Step 3 − Once Visual Studio is installed successfully, you will see the following dialog box.
Step 4 − Close this dialog box and restart your computer if required.
Step 5 − Open Visual studio from the Start menu, which will open the following dialog box. It will take some time for preparation, while starting for the first time.
Step 6 − Next, you will see the main window of Visual Studio.
Step 7 − You are now ready to start your application.