Alternative UI for the foobar2000 audio player
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Columns UI

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Columns UI is released under the Lesser GNU Public Licence (see COPYING and COPYING.LESSER).

To clone the repo and dependencies, download and install Git, and then run:

git clone --recursive

This repo makes use of Git submodules. If you're not familiar with them, check out the guide here.

Build instructions

Visual Studio 2017 15.5 is required to build Columns UI. You can use the free community edition.

You'll need Windows 10 SDK version 10.0.16299.0 (installed by default with Visual Studio 2017 15.5 and the 'Desktop development with C++' workload).

Installing the Microsoft Guideline Support Library (GSL)

The Microsoft Guideline Support Library (GSL) is required to build Columns UI.

Currently, the recommended way to install it is using vcpkg.

You can set up vcpkg, and install Microsoft GSL, using the following commands (run outside of the Columns UI source tree):

git clone
cd vcpkg
.\vcpkg integrate install
.\vcpkg install ms-gsl

Building using the Visual Studio IDE

Open vc15/columns_ui-public.sln in Visual Studio 2017.

Select the Release configuration and the Win32 platform, and build the solution.

If the build is successful, foo_ui_columns.dll will be output in vc15\Release.

Building using MSBuild on the command line

You can use MSBuild if you prefer. In a Developer Command Prompt for VS 2017 (in the start menu), run:

msbuild /m /p:Platform=Win32 /p:Configuration=Release vc15\columns_ui-public.sln

If the build is successful, foo_ui_columns.dll will be output in vc15\Release.

For a clean build, run:

msbuild /m /p:Platform=Win32 /p:Configuration=Release /t:Rebuild vc15\columns_ui-public.sln

Using the Clang compiler (experimental)

Compilation using Clang is not currently supported, as Clang does not currently integrate with VS 2017, and also as Clang rejects the /permissive- compiler option.