I have installed Visual Studio 2013 on my desktop. But when I install it, I don't have 'Microsoft Foundation Classes for C++' checked when I installed. How can I add that library/functionalities back without uninstall VS and re-install it again?

Thank you.

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    You should just be able to launch the installer and selection that option.
    – Ramhound
    Feb 20, 2015 at 17:49
  • May be try with repair hopefully it will help.
    – vembutech
    Feb 20, 2015 at 18:10

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These exact instructions are Windows 7-centric, but basically hold true for all versions of windows.

  1. Go to Windows' Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Located Visual Studio's entry and highlight it.
  3. Click "Change".
  4. Once the VS setup opens, choose "Modify".

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  1. Check-mark "Microsoft Foundation Classes for C++", and/or whichever other features you'd like to add or remove.
  2. Click "Update" and follow the prompts to complete the setup wizard.

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