How to Add ARM Support to Visual Studio Express

by Sharon Harp

Visual Studio Express is a programming interface development environment (IDE) that lets users code applications in various languages, such as Visual Basic, C and C++. Support for Intel processors is built in to the software and enabled by default, but if you want your applications to run properly on the ARM microchip framework, you need to change the options in Visual Studio so that applications are compiled for ARM instead of for Intel.

Open Visual Studio Express. Do not open your project.

Click "Tools," "Options," "Compiler Options," then "Processor Framework Compile Options."

Click the checkbox in front of the "ARM" option, then click "Apply and exit."

Open your project, then click the "Compile" button in the toolbar. When you click this button, you are presented with an option for which processor you want to compile for.


About the Author

Sharon Harp has worked as a campus newspaper journalist and a freelance writer since 2002. She currently writes for various websites. Harp holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the California Institute of Technology.