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Which edition of Visual Studio 2008 is adequate for Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 5?

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Which edition of Visual Studio 2008 is adequate for Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 5?

Will Pro/Toolkit for Wildfire 5 compile with Visual Studio 2008 Express edition?

We are currently on Wildfire 3 and have several Pro/Toolkit applications (C++).
They were last compiled using Visual Studio 2003 Standard because the free Express edition did not include the needed compiler.

These toolkit apps no longer work in WildFire 5, which is no surprise. (error during initialization)
I assume I need to recompile with Visual Studio 2008 (per PTC docs).
However, the docs do not state which edition(s).
Is a purchased edition (Pro) still required?
Or does the free Express edition work now?

Gerry

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RE: Which edition of Visual Studio 2008 is adequate for Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 5?

Some clarification:

When I tried to compile for Wildfire 3 using VS Express 2003 (C++) I discovered that the compiler that I needed did not exist.
The Express edition's compiler produces a multi-threaded executable/DLL, which will fail to initialize in Wildfire 3.
Pro/Toolkit apps for Wildfire 3 (and prior)must be single-threaded.
The full version of VS 2003 (Standard or Pro) contained the single-threaded compiler that was required by Pro/Toolkit (WF3).
What I am wondering:
Are Toolkit apps in Wildfire 5still required to be single-threaded?
And if so, which editions of VS 2008 contain the single-threaded compiler?
Gerry
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Which edition of Visual Studio 2008 is adequate for Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 5?

Gerry,
PTC's response will be that you need the Pro version. However this is not
actually correct. What PTC is really say is that they only support the
compiler that ships with the Pro version of 2008. However; we all know
that MS gives away their compilers and linkers for free in the Platform
SDK's. All you need to to is download the appropriate PSDK and also the
express version of any IDE you want. Then you open a command prompt for
the target architecture (the cmd prompts come with the PSDK) and launch
the IDE using msdev.exe /USEENV and you're all set. Personally I would
fork over the dough for the Pro version to save all of the effort of
getting the IDE to talk to the right compiler/linker.

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Which edition of Visual Studio 2008 is adequate for Pro/Toolkit in Wildfire 5?

Gerry,

WF5 requires VS 2008. The constraint is that all Pro/TK calls be in only one
thread.

Bob

Bob Monat
Jerand Technical Services, Inc.
bob@jerand.com
www.jerand.com
1-317-875-6087


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Gerry Champoux
<->wrote:

> Some clarification:
> When I tried to compile for Wildfire 3 using VS Express 2003 (C++) I
> discovered that the compiler that I needed did not exist.
> The Express edition's compiler produces a multi-threaded executable/DLL,
> which will fail to initialize in Wildfire 3.
> Pro/Toolkit apps for Wildfire 3 (and prior) must be single-threaded.
> The full version of VS 2003 (Standard or Pro) contained the single-threaded
> compiler that was required by Pro/Toolkit (WF3).
>
> What I am wondering:
> Are Toolkit apps in Wildfire 5 still required to be single-threaded?
> And if so, which editions of VS 2008 contain the single-threaded compiler?
>
> Gerry
>
>
>
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