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10.6 Build for MS Visual C++

Geant4 can be compiled with the C++ compiler of MS Visual Studio C++ and the Cygwin toolset. Detailed instructions are given in the Installation manual. As the build system relies on make and other Unix tools using only the compiler of MS Visual Studio, the section on Makefile and environment variables applies also for building with MS Visual C++.

We do not support compilation directly under MS Visual Studio, i.e. we do not provide workspace files (.dsw) or project files (.dsp).

However the executables created are debuggable using the debugger of MS Visual Studio. You may have to help the debugger finding the path to source files the first time you debug a given executable.

A package and setup which is not officially supported, and including the required configuration for creating a project under Visual Studio, can be downloaded here.

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