Please consider a beginner/intermediate question for which searching Google has provided me no results. I am attempting to write a program that compiles a script program into an assembly language module that I will then link to the main C++ program using Visual Studio. How is it possible for a file (i.e. with the extension .script) that is included in the VS project to be interpreted then compiled previous to the compilation of the main C++ program and then linked to the build of that C++ program. What options must be covered in any Visual Studio build action settings and what must I take into consideration for the outside program that interprets and compiles the .script file to be able to interact with the build process. Thanks.