# Visual Basic command-line compiler

The Visual Basic command-line compiler provides an alternative to compiling programs from within the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). This section contains descriptions for the Visual Basic compiler options.

Every compiler option is available in two forms: -option and /option. The documentation only shows the -option form.

## In this section

Building from the Command Line
Describes the Visual Basic command-line compiler, which is provided as an alternative to compiling programs from within the Visual Studio IDE.

Visual Basic Compiler Options Listed Alphabetically
Lists compiler options in an alphabetical table

Visual Basic Compiler Options Listed by Category
Presents compiler options in functional groups.