Thread: Good Visual Studio Resource?

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    Good Visual Studio Resource?

    First time Visual Studio User. Using it out of necessity rather than preference since I'm working on an existing and extensive code base that uses that environment.

    The solution compiles fine, my project which uses headers from that solution has a myriad of compiling errors that point to those very same headers that compiled fine before but now have 'local' and 'global' dependency problems, and by global I mean Windows things, like integer typefs etc.

    I have no idea what is going on. Give me a Make file and a text editor and I'm happy. These IDEs are just overly complicated and in trying to make things simpler they succeed only in taking control from the user.

    Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations on a good resource that touches on how Visual Studio (with MSVC++) handles compilation and linking. I fear until I learn what is going on behind the scenes I won't understand what I'm missing in my project.

    Thank you!

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    Could this be some kind of precompiled header issue?
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    Sounds you added a project to an existing solution. Did you add the references to the other projects in the solution?
    What version of Visual Studio do you use?
    There are books about Visual Studio on Amazon but I am not sure id they are helpful for your problem.
    Without seeing all the solution and project settings it's difficult to guess what's wrong.
    Could you maybe upload the solution(without binaries) at dropbox or onedrive...?

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    I don't think it's a matter of precompiled headers. I think I'm just configuring my project incorrectly. But who knows, you might be on to something.

    @thmm, you are correct I am adding a project into an existing solution. I started with an empty project and started configuring things left and right according to the error logs I was seeing.
    Here's the solution and my project. I deleted everything inside the 'Debug' folders I hope that doesn't remove anything you may need to build the solution.

    https://privfile.com/download.php?fi...61906-ODE1Mg==

    Please forgive the file hosting site, it was the first semi-decent result from google. And thank you so much for your help!

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