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-1) installing visual studio 2008 Express Edition:
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+installing visual studio 2008 Express Edition:
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follow the steps here:
http://www.openframeworks.cc/setup/vs-2008
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-2) solution / compiled OF
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+solution / compiled OF
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From 0.061, we've moved to having a compiled version of openframeworks.
@@ -17,9 +18,9 @@ each example (imageSaver, soundPlayer, etc) contains a solution, that load both
for that example and the project that contains the openframeworks library.
With visual studio, the IDE is typically pretty smart -- if you open up
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-2) if you want to make a new project:
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+how to make a new project:
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a) copy the folder inside of apps and paste in the same directory
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EndProjectSection
EndProject
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+run examples from within visual studio
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+(ie debug, or start without debugging)
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+for projects that load in external data (movies, fonts, etc) make sure that the following is set:
+openFrameworkApp properties > configuration properties > debugging
+the value for working directory should be: $(ConfigurationName)
+this is because visual studio, when it loads the exe, will by default run the exe from the project directory,
+instead of the directory where the exe is compiled to.
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+We've tried to include a "dummy" .user file, (projectName.vcproj.user) so that this setting is kept as
+you open the project, but be sure that it is set if you have trouble loading fonts/images/movies. When you
+launch the project for the first time, a real ".user" file is made which duplicates the dummy file, and that should
+keep the setting from the dummy file.
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+if you have issues with this, be sure to check the "working directory" for the configuration
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+msvcp90d.dll missing
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+if VS 2008 complains about msvcp90d.dll, try:
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+clean -> build
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+it seems to happen on FAT32 drives (ie, typically macintosh drives running bootcamp, etc). There is a
+recommendation about fixes (including a FAT32 specific fix) here:
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+http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/Vsexpressvc/thread/6c090997-57a6-4b16-a998-22af447cb253
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as always if you have issues, check or post on the forum: openframeworks.cc/forum
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