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Initial release2016; 7 years ago (2016)
Stable release
2022.08.15 / August 16, 2022; 9 months ago (2022-08-16)
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows (11, 10, 8.1, 7), macOS, Linux
PlatformIA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64
TypePackage manager
LicenseMIT License

vcpkg is a cross-platform open source package manager by Microsoft.[1]


vcpkg provides access to C and C++ libraries to its supported platforms. The command-line utility is currently available on Windows, macOS and Linux.[2]

vcpkg was first announced at CppCon 2016.[3]

The vcpkg source code is licensed under MIT License and hosted on GitHub.[4]

vcpkg supports Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and above.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Yelp launches Yelp Fusion, Microsoft creates Vcpkg tool, and the new Touch Sense SDK for Android developers". SD Times. September 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Microsoft's C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS". SD Times. April 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Announcing a single C++ library manager for Linux, macOS and Windows: Vcpkg". C++ Team Blog. April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "GitHub - microsoft/vcpkg: C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS". December 14, 2019 – via GitHub.

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