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Using Pro/Toolkit with Visual Studio 2010


Using Pro/Toolkit with Visual Studio 2010

Hi Everyone -

The Pro/Toolkit docs on Creo Elements/Pro 5 (aka Wildfire 5) say that
Visual Studio 2008 is required for building toolkit applications. I have
2003, 2005 and 2010, but not 2008.

Has anyone built a Pro/Toolkit application on Visual Studio 2010 yet? I'd
not spend a day chasing linker errors just to learn that the two are

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Hey Mark,
We are on Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 and we are using MSVC 2008. PTC supports the compiler, linker, libraries and header files that were shipped with MSVC 2008. However; that doesn't mean that you have to have MSVC 2008. You CAN build Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 compatible programs using the Express version of the IDE and the correct Windows SDK. If you don't want to go that route then I would suggest getting a full copy of MSVC 2008.

I would not expect the 2010 version to be compatible with Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 because PTC compiles their libraries with 2008. Between 2008 and 2010 Microsoft has changed the core C/C++ runtime libraries which would not be backwards compatible with the PTC libraries that were built with 2008.

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