Sorry if the title is a bit off, I couldn't think of what to call it.
I've created projects in VS, and they all run perfectly fine. However, I now just want to create the source files then compile via the command line. I've done this rather easily, but now that I've tried to link to libraries ( SDL particularly ) I'm at a loss.
I honestly just want to know how to link to library files in SDL without having to use the IDE provided for Visual Studio.
Also, as this might just solve the bigger problem I'm having, I wanted to know if you could disable VS from creating all the folders and debug files it does when compiling using the IDE. The whole reason I'm using the command line is that every project I make creates several files I don't want. I just want the .cpp file, the .obj file, and the .exe file ( along with any dependencies I may require ). Using other compilers ( and the command line VS compiling ) this is what I get. However, I'm not sure how to change this. If someone could tell me how, that would solve a bigger issue for me.