Installed Visual Studio Build Tools but cannot find cl.exe

Kevin GUIMARD 40 Reputation points
2023-10-20T16:42:39.3633333+00:00

Hello,

I installed MSVC v142 - VS 2019 and the C++ SDK from the Visual Studio Installer and I rebooted.

First, for some reason, the installation is named "VS 2022", I don't know whether it's normal.

Anyway, I ran the Developer Command Prompt but cannot find cl.exe. Why?
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Thanks in advance,
Kevin

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  1. RLWA32 41,046 Reputation points
    2023-10-26T11:34:43.4333333+00:00

    If you only want to be able to build from the command line you can download the separate Build Tools for VS2019. Navigate to https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/older-downloads/

    Expand the selections for 2019 and you should see this -

    tools2019

    After clicking the Download Button and signing in successfully you should see something like this-

    toolsdown2019


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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,821 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-23T07:28:12.7866667+00:00

    Hello @Kevin GUIMARD ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Please make sure that you have installed the Desktop development with C++ workload(VS Installer > Modify > Workloads).

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    Best Regards,

    Tianyu


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