Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 provides a powerful and flexible development environment for creating Microsoft Windows based and Microsoft .NET based applications.
Redistributable Package install run-time components that are required to run C++ applications built using Visual Studio 2017.
The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio 2017 and link dynamically to libraries.
These package can be used to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio 2017 installed.
These packages install run-time components of these libraries: C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP.