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Getting Started with Fortran 95 and Visual Studio

The Getting Started section provides an orientation to the beginning user of Fortran 95, and helps you to get started with Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95 application development.

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) created by Microsoft that is used to edit, build, run, and debug applications. The Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95 language system integrates with Visual Studio to allow you to edit, build, run, and debug Fortran programs.

Starting the Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio can be started by selecting Microsoft Visual Studio <version> from the Microsoft Visual Studio <version> program group in the Programs menu. When Visual Studio is running, you are ready to create a new project, or open an old project.

For more help on Visual Studio project types, creating, adding and removing a project, adding existing source files, and more, see Solutions and Projects.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of creating, building, and running an example Visual Studio Fortran 95 project, see Building your first LF95 project.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of migrating existing code into Visual Studio, see How To: Migrate Existing Code Into Visual Studio.

Getting started with Fortran 95

For an overview of the Fortran language see the The Fortran 95 Language.

For a quick reference to the Fortran language, see Alphabetical Reference to the Fortran Language.

For more detailed information on Fortran and development tools, see Fortran 95 Documentation Map.

Starting the help system

The help system can be started independently from Visual Studio by selecting LF Fortran Help (under Documentation) from the Lahey-Fujitsu Fortran program group in the Programs menu.

The help system can also be started by selecting one "Search", "Contents" or "Index" from the Help menu in Visual Studio:

Technical Support

For the most up-to-date support information, please visit the support page at Lahey's website: www.lahey.com.

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