VC++ Packaging Tool



Vcpkg helps you get C and C++ libraries on Windows. This tool and ecosystem are currently in a preview state; your involvement is vital to its success.

For short description of available commands, run vcpkg help.

Quick Start

Prerequisites: - Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 or - Visual Studio 2017 - CMake 3.8.0 or higher (note: downloaded automatically if not found) - git.exe available in your path

Clone this repository, then run

C:\src\vcpkg> powershell -exec bypass scripts\bootstrap.ps1

Then, to hook up user-wide integration, run (note: requires admin on first use)

C:\src\vcpkg> .\vcpkg integrate install

Install any packages with

C:\src\vcpkg> .\vcpkg install sdl2 curl

Finally, create a New Project (or open an existing one) in Visual Studio 2015 or Visual Studio 2017. You can now #include and use any of the installed libraries.


See the docs\ document for specific walkthroughs, including using a package and adding a new package.

See a 4 minute demo in video.


Vcpkg is built with your contributions. Here are some ways you can contribute:

Please refer to our Contribution guidelines for more details.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact [email protected] with any additional questions or comments.


Code licensed under the MIT License.