I need to compile an open-source software package, originally intended for a POSIX machine, in Visual Studio. I am comfortable with the ./configure > make > make install cycle, having done it many times, but I have never used VS in my life.
Can someone explain to me like I am six, what I would do to begin doing this in VS? I can't make a makefile, because configure is a bash script. I realize I could use MinGW or Cygwin, but I've been asked to avoid that if possible.
I already have VS (C++ version) and also SDK installed on a Win 7 box.
Let's assume for this question that using a pre-built binary is not an option.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic
on May 11, 2012 -
I want to teach myself Visual Basic 2008 to help me get ahead at work. I have some questions about how to do it well. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Feb 8, 2010 -
How do I create a Visual Studio project from an existing SourceSafe database? [more inside]
posted by baf
on Feb 4, 2010 -
When I do Add -> Existing Web Site in Visual Studio 2008, if the existing site was created in an earlier version of .net (say 2.0 and I'm running 3.5) Visual Studio automatically starts an update wizard to convert the site to 3.5. How do I turn off this behavior so that it simply imports the web site without updating it?
I know this is possible because the first time I did this it happened flawlessly, but at the time I didn't un-check the "automatically update sites next time" check box. Gah.
posted by ChasFile
on Dec 30, 2008 -
Visual Studio for the confused: I've inherited a C#/ASPX Net 1.1 application from what appears to have been some fairly low-skill software developers. The language, systems environment, and cleaning up the software itself aren't problems, but what the hell
am I supposed to do with all this IDE stuff? I need learning resources. [more inside]
posted by majick
on Sep 24, 2008 -
SQL/MS Visual Studio help please! I have two tables. I need to present Table1 data grouped by SiteID, within time FROM and TO, on the report. Then I need to make one calculation on the report using Table 1 data totalled across all sites (and within FROM and TO) plus Table 2 data totalled between times FROM and TO. [more inside]
posted by inigo2
on Sep 10, 2008 -
CompilerFilter: I've got an old project that was written with Borland C++ 5.0 for Windows. I've been tasked with porting this project to Visual Studio 2005. Easy way to do this?
posted by jozxyqk
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is no longer available via Microsoft. Anyone know of anywhere else it can still be downloaded ? [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Apr 1, 2008 -
I'm writing a program that uses lots of memory. I'd like a utility that can show me what it's using the memory for.
For example, one part of the program processes an XML file, creates an object and loads a WebBrowser .NET control. I'd like to see how much memory was required to parse the XML file, how much memory my object is using, and how much memory the WebBrowser control uses. [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Sep 14, 2006 -
In C#, how can I at runtime
create an instance of an ActiveX control and then use its methods, properties and events? [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Aug 24, 2006 -