The Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt is normal cmd.exe which automatically sets the environment variables that enable you to easily use .NET Framework tools and other Visual Studio related. The Developer Command Prompt is installed with Visual Studio.
On Window 8 and Windows 8.1, it is annoying to open these shortcuts. For Opening The Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt and other tool do following;
On start screen type “Visual Studio”, it will open search option and you can see Visual Studio related file folders list as below.
Now select Visual Studio Tools folder, this will open folder contain shortcut of all developer tools.
Now select command prompt which you want to open.