What version of Visual Studio is Python on my computer compiled with?

Question:

I am trying to find out the version of Visual Studio that is used to compile the Python on my computer

It says

Python 2.6.2 (r262:71605, Apr 14 2009, 22:40:02) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

What I do not understand is this MSC V.1500 designation. Does it mean it is compiled with Visual Studio 2005? I cannot find this information on http://python.org.

Asked By: leon

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Answers:

MSC v.1500 appears to be Visual C++ 2008 according to this thread on the OpenCobol forums (of all places).

The MSDN page on Predefined Macros indicates 1500 to be the result of the _MSC_VER macro.

This other forum post mentions that

(For reference, Visual Studio 2003 has _MSC_VER = 1310; Visual Studio 2005 has _MSC_VER = 1400; Visual Studio 2008 has _MSC_VER = 1500.)

The above MSDN link said that 1600 indicates VS2010.

Strangely, I wasn’t able to find that info about the earlier _MSC_VER values on MSDN.

Answered By: Mark Rushakoff
Visual C++ version _MSC_VER
Visual C++ 4.x 1000
Visual C++ 5 1100
Visual C++ 6 1200
Visual C++ .NET 1300
Visual C++ .NET 2003 1310
Visual C++ 2005 (8.0) 1400
Visual C++ 2008 (9.0) 1500
Visual C++ 2010 (10.0) 1600
Visual C++ 2012 (11.0) 1700
Visual C++ 2013 (12.0) 1800
Visual C++ 2015 (14.0) 1900
Visual C++ 2017 (15.0) 1910
Visual C++ 2017 (15.3) 1911
Visual C++ 2017 (15.5) 1912
Visual C++ 2017 (15.6) 1913
Visual C++ 2017 (15.7) 1914
Visual C++ 2017 (15.8) 1915
Visual C++ 2017 (15.9) 1916
Visual C++ 2019 RTW (16.0) 1920
Visual C++ 2019 (16.1) 1921
Visual C++ 2019 (16.2) 1922
Visual C++ 2019 (16.3) 1923
Visual C++ 2019 (16.4) 1924
Visual C++ 2019 (16.5) 1925
Visual C++ 2019 (16.6) 1926
Visual C++ 2019 (16.7) 1927
Visual C++ 2019 (16.8) 1928
Visual C++ 2019 (16.9) 1928
Visual C++ 2019 (16.10) 1929
Visual C++ 2019 (16.11) 1929
Visual Studio 2022 RTW (17.0) 1930

Source: the documentation for the _MSC_VER predefined macro

Answered By: Orhan Cinar