Re: Windows builds of PHP 7.4+ use Visual Studio 2019

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August 21, 2019 12:23 ("Christoph M. Becker")
Hi all!

On 06.06.2019 at 14:11, Christoph M. Becker wrote:

> I like to inform you, that the official Windows builds of PHP 7.4 and > master (available from; currently only snapshot builds, > of course) are done with Visual Studio 2019. While it is still possible > to build these PHP versions with Visual Studio 2017, this is no longer > tested. > > This also means a small but important change, namely that we are no > longer using the "vc" prefix (e.g. "vc14", "vc15") to refer to *new* > Visual Studio versions, but rather "vs" (i.e. "vs16"). The detailed > reasoning is explained in the post titled "Visual Studio 2019 > Builds"[1]. Recent beta versions of the PHP SDK are supposed to fully > support this naming change already (and particularly the renaming of the > PHP_SDK_VC environment variable to PHP_SDK_VS). You may have to adapt > custom tooling accordingly, though.
I like to inform you, that the PHP for Windows team has decided to switch back to Visual Studio 2017 for PHP 7.4. For the reasoning and further details see <>. Thanks, Christoph