Visual Studio 14 2015

Generates Visual Studio 14 (VS 2015) project files.

Project Types

Only Visual C++ and C# projects may be generated. Other types of projects (JavaScript, Powershell, Python, etc.) are not supported.

Platform Selection

The default target platform name (architecture) is Win32.

The CMAKE_GENERATOR_PLATFORM variable may be set, perhaps via the cmake(1) -A option, to specify a target platform name (architecture). For example:

  • cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015" -A Win32
  • cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015" -A x64
  • cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015" -A ARM

For compatibility with CMake versions prior to 3.1, one may specify a target platform name optionally at the end of the generator name. This is supported only for:

Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64
Specify target platform x64.
Visual Studio 14 2015 ARM
Specify target platform ARM.

Toolset Selection

The v140 toolset that comes with Visual Studio 14 2015 is selected by default. The CMAKE_GENERATOR_TOOLSET option may be set, perhaps via the cmake(1) -T option, to specify another toolset.

For each toolset that comes with this version of Visual Studio, there are variants that are themselves compiled for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) hosts (independent of the architecture they target). By default this generator uses the 32-bit variant even on a 64-bit host. One may explicitly request use of either the 32-bit or 64-bit host tools by adding either host=x86 or host=x64 to the toolset specification. See the CMAKE_GENERATOR_TOOLSET variable for details.