Two Ways to Run a Program

Visual C++ lets you run your program directly (by pressing Ctrl-F5) or through the debugger (by pressing F5). Running your program directly is much faster because Visual C++ doesn't have to load the debugger first. If you know you don't want to see diagnostic messages or use breakpoints, start your program by pressing Ctrl-F5 or use the "exclamation point" button on the Build toolbar.