Setting Intel Compiler Options within Visual Studio .NET*

This topic discusses setting Intel® C++ Compiler options within Microsoft Visual Studio .NET*.

In this example, you want to optimize gzip to run optimally on a Pentium® 4 processor, but to be backwards compatible with all IA-32 processors.

Set Options for a Project

1.

Right-click on the gzip project name, then select Properties.

2.

Be sure the correct configuration is selected (in the red frame).

4.

Select Optimization under C/C++ in the left pane (in the orange frame).

5.

In the right pane, select an optimization category (in the blue frame).

In this case, you want to include Pentium 4 processor extensions, but you want to be sure that your application will be backwards compatible with all IA-32 processors, so you select the -QaxN option.

Note: This and other compiler optimization options are explained later in this tutorial, and in the Compiler Option Quick Reference.

Compiler Option Quick Reference

6.

Click OK.

 

Set Options for a Single File

In this example, you want to optimize a specific file to run optimally on a Pentium® 4 processor, but to be backwards compatible with all IA-32 processors.

1.

Right-click on bits.c, then select Properties.

2.

Be sure the correct configuration is selected (in the red frame).

4.

Select Optimization under C/C++ in the left pane (in the orange frame).

5.

In the right pane, select an optimization category (in the blue frame).

In this case, you want to include Pentium 4 processor extensions, but you want to be sure that your application will be backwards compatible with all IA-32 processors, so you select the -QaxN option.

Note: This and other compiler optimization options are explained later in this tutorial, and in the Compiler Option Quick Reference.

Compiler Option Quick Reference

6.

Click OK.