Visual Studio 2017 Redistributable

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Lightweight package that contains various run-time components of Visual C++ libraries required to run C++ apps built with Visual Studio 2017

Note:This is the 2017-2019 version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package. The older version, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015, is listed separately.

If you don't know what exactly Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages are, here's a forthright explanation: they're packages or libraries of shared code that allow C++ apps to be run on your computer without the need to install the full-featured IDE which is Visual C++.

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Microsoft Visual C Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 This package installs run-time components of Visual C libraries and can be used to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio 2017 installed. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9.21 released March 10, 2020: Fixed a bug where the.NET Profiling tools couldn't be installed on non-enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2017 when using an offline. Jan 09, 2019 Visual Studio 2017 is slightly different here. Since it is technically only a newer version of VS 2015 (version 14) it is also called MSVCR140.dll (I guess some internal naming issues, since at. The Visual C Redistributable Package install run-time components of Visual C libraries. These components are required to run C applications that are developed using Visual Studio 2017 and link dynamically to libraries. You can use these package to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio 2017 installed.

Basically, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2017 or Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017Udemy affinity photo. as its listed on Microsoft's website is required to run applications developed with the corresponding Visual C++ 2017.

Some technicalities

Please note that these packages come with support for all types of CPU architectures courtesy of streamlined x86 and x64 installers. It might be worth considering installing both these packages though, since there a fair share of apps which require specific components for both architecture types.

The 2017 packages are actually slightly updated packages of the 2015 packages of the and consist out of various run-time components such as C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and Open MP Libraries and a few other files like vcruntime140.dll, msvcp140.dll, vcomp140.dll, vcamp140.dll, mfc140.dll, just to name a few.

Ensure full C++ app compatibility with the help of these redistributable packages

From the average user's standpoint this is all somewhat irrelevant. What is relevant, however, is how much space do these packages require and how easy it is to deploy them on your computer. Fortunately, there are no bad things to report here. Tipping the scales at somewhere well under 50 MB when fully deployed and packed with streamlined installers that hardly require anything more than two mouse clicks on your part, it's safe to say that having these packages on your computer is quite convenient.

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package was reviewed by Vladimir Ciobica
  • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
  • 50 MB of available hard disk space
  • Video card that supports a minimum display resolution of 720p (1280 by 720); Visual Studio will work best at a resolution of WXGA (1366 by 768) or higher
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