.VCXPROJ File Extension

Visual C++ Project File

A VCXPROJ file stores a C++ project made in Visual Studio. It uses an XML format. Prior versions used the .VCPROJ extension. VCXPROJ files contain settings to build the project differently for various...

General Information

Title VCXPROJ File Extension
Extension .vcxproj
Full Form Visual C++ Project File
File Type Project Configuration File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store project settings
Additional Functions Compile instructions, Link settings
Features XML format, Customizable

File Characteristics

Quality Structured, Readable
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
Game Development Yes
Windows Applications Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Version control, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2002
Latest Version Visual Studio 2022

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .csproj, .vbproj, .sln

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid editions Windows
MSBuild Free Windows, Linux, Mac