FTN95 is a full Fortran 95 compliant compiler for Windows and Microsoft .NET. The compiler produces a) .OBJ files for Win32 that are linked using the Silverfrost linker called SLINK, b).DBK files for .NET that are linked using the Silverfrost linker called DBK_LINK, DBK_LINK2 or DBK_LINK4 and c) .OBJ files for 64-bit Windows
FTN95 is invoked from a command line and you can work directly from the command line if you prefer (see Compiler Options on a Command Line). Alternatively you can use a variety of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) including Microsoft Visual Studio, or Plato to create both .NET and Win32 applications.
This section focuses on how to create FTN95 applications for .NET using Microsoft Visual Studio and FTN95. For Win32 applications you must change the mode as described in Changing compiler options from Visual Studio.