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Is Visual Studio 2010 mandatory to use Leadwerks 3?

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I have Visual Studio 2012 Professional installed and I get tons of errors trying to compile the base solution after creating a new project in LE3 Project Manager.

 

I noticed the tutorials all use VS 2010. Is that totally necessary to compile the new projects?

 

Also, can one use another compiler, like Code : Blocks?

 

Thanks for the speedy reply.

 

Mike

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I am using 2012 but I have 2010 installed. If you use 2012, make sure that you do not upgrade the project to 2012 when you first open the project in 2012.

 

I don't know about code blocks.

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Well, I downloaded and installed 2010 (I have a MSDN subscription). I compiled the project straight from creating a NEW project. Compiled perfectly.

 

I guess I need to use 2010 to compile the project before I can start my Lua scripting.

 

Mike

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Yes, Visual Studio 2010 is required.

 

Perhaps that should be VERY CLEARLY specified on the front of the site (although you did put the logo to VS on the front page).

 

Just a suggestion.

 

Mike

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I know that's there and I have zero problems with any of this since I have access to VS 2010, but for others buying the engine, shouldn't they know this VERY important fact?

 

Just helping.

 

Mike

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Why is it important? The free Visual Studio 2010 Express version works fine.

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Funny enough - I had that on one of my computers and it failed. I installed the full version of Visual Studio Pro 2010 and it worked perfectly. I wonder if my Visual Studio Express 2010 was flawed?

 

Mike

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as long as your using the 2010 compile tool you can use the 2012 IDE and yes that include the express edition like i'm using now. Working without a hitch.

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If you like working on the latest IDE, or if you have a paid license for the latest IDE, you likely won't want to revert to Visual Studio 2010. The argument that it's required for XP support is hardly valid, as most technology enthusiasts and industry professionals made the choice to leave that obsoleted operating system. Moreover, VS2012 can compile perfectly fine for XP, even if Leadwerks had to (for some obscure reason) use MFC.

 

Luckily, if Josh isn't willing to include a VS2012 build or project template, you can still use VS2012, as long as you have VS2010 installed. I haven't tested if this trick works from a paid VS2012 and an express VS2010, but it works if both are express (and is likely to as well if both are paid):

  1. Download and install VS2010
  2. Open up VS2012 and your Leadwerks project
  3. If prompted to upgrade the project to VS2012, accept and go through the wizard
  4. Right click your project > Properties...
  5. Change "Configuration" from "Active(Debug)" to "All Configurations"
  6. Go to the Configuration Properties > General tab
  7. Change the "Platform Toolset" from "Visual Studio 2012 (v110)" to "Visual Studio 2010 (v100)"
  8. Click OK to apply and close
  9. Enjoy!

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