Updating to Box2D 2.3.0 using Visual Studio Express 2012

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pwitulski
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Updating to Box2D 2.3.0 using Visual Studio Express 2012

Post by pwitulski » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:20 pm

Hello everyone,

So my main development environment is using my mac and Xcode as my IDE. But I tried to recompile my code in Visual Studio Express 2012 because I wanted to see how my project runs under Windows and I am having a little rough time getting use to the IDE. The main problem I am having is using and updating the source files in the project navigator. For example, when I add the the new files of Box 2D 2.3.0 over the previous 2.2.1 in windows explorer when I go back and open the visual studio project I know I have to add the new files but it doesn't know what the new files are. Like in Xcode the files when you go and add existing files it shows the the already added files as transparent and non-selectable and the new ones as selectable. Also, when I go to compile it even if I manually go through the folders and add the new files it still compiles the Box2D library as the old 2.2.1 not against 2.3.0 and the new files. I do not like how I cannot just drag and drop the folders into Visual Studio, if I do that it does not keep the folder structure of the code, instead it just adds all the source files. Very unorganized. If anyone has some tips on using VS 2012 I would really appreciate it. Maybe I am just not familiar enough with the IDE, but to me it is not very user friendly.

Thank you.

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