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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: none

Visual Studio


I was quite excited to see that you could use the BBNDK from within Visual Studio...but then I got sad when I just couldn't make it work.


I have the samples building running and deploying in the Eclipse IDE so I know my compiler is installed correctly. I'm pretty sure the VS plugin did not install correctly...there was nothing in the NDKHostPath or NDKTargetPath under

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerryVSPlugin

so I added




respecively. This got me past the initial error, now, when I follow the instructions and set my 'Blackberry' config I get reasonable looking project properties (I had to change my Platform Toolset to 'qcc') but it basically does nothing. When I Build it says success on VS2012 and fails in VS2010...even if my one and only trivial .cpp file is rubbish. Nothing appears in the output window but I get this log file:

Build started 27/01/2013 11:43:19.
1>Project "C:\Users\Steve\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\BBTest\BBTest\BBTest.vcxproj" on node 2 (build target(s)).
Touching "Simulator\BBTest.unsuccessfulbuild".
1>C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\Microsoft.CppBuild.targets(990,5): warning MSB8012: TargetPath(C:\Users\Steve\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\BBTest\BBTest\Simulator\BBTest) does not match the Linker's OutputFile property value (C:\Users\Steve\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\BBTest\BBTest\Simulator\BBTest.exe). This may cause your project to build incorrectly. To correct this, please make sure that $(OutDir), $(TargetName) and $(TargetExt) property values match the value specified in %(Link.OutputFile).
1>Done Building Project "C:\Users\Steve\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\BBTest\BBTest\BBTest.vcxproj" (build target(s)) -- FAILED.
Time Elapsed 00:00:03.82

 I do get a reasonable looking makefile generated but I think the compiler (qcc.exe?) is just not running (even though I get another logfile named 'CompileRan' containing 'true'.


Are there some downloadable .vcxproj files for the samples that I can test? 

Should I have a folder named $(VCTargetsPath)Platforms\BlackBerry\PlatformToolsets\qcc\ImportBefore ? (I don't).

How do I make qcc.exe run as the compiler?


Many thanks for any help




New Developer
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎01-17-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: N/A

Re: Visual Studio

Well, I hope it's not too late for that, but have your tried the latest Visual Studio plugin? Smiley Wink I spent a lot of my private time in tuning it up Smiley Wink since I took over this project from BlackBerry in May 2014!


There is full support for VS2010, VS2012, VS2013, VS2015, native, OpenGL, Cascades, Qt4 for PlayBook, C++11 and more! Plus you can always report bugs and feature requests on the project's site on GitHub (https://github.com/phofman/vs-plugin).


You don't need to install the official Gold 3.0 version, which is already like half-year old. Instead go to Visual Studio Gallery (or `Extensions and Updates...`) and look for that: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2b21e9d1-a54b-4d58-878f-2d53604e85b1. This will let you stay connected and be notified about latest version releases.