Steve Fenton

Add Visual Studio Command Prompt to Visual Studio 2015

If you need to add Visual Studio Command Prompt (essentially just a command window, but pre-prepared with all your Visual Studio paths), this is how you add it to Visual Studio 2015.

  • Open Tools -> “External Tools…”
  • Click “Add”

Enter the following information into the new tool screen:

Field Value
Title VS Command Prompt
Command: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
Arguments: /k "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\VsDevCmd.bat"
Initial Directory: $(SolutionDir)

Save your changes (and re-order your tools to suit your preferences). The “VS Command Prompt” will now be available in:

  • Tools -> VS Command Prompt

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