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Hey all, This isn''t really a programming question as it is an issue with the IDE, but I couldn''t find a more suitable forum, so you''re stuck with me Upgraded from MSVC++ 6.0 Standard to Visual Studio .NET Academic blah blah blah - both are installed, but in VS.NET, under Tools->Options->Projects->VC++ Directories, I get a prop page with: "Platform", "Show Directories For" and their associated combo boxes, but no directories (no control a la VC6 showing include/library/executable directories, nor a method to add more directories)! Any of you familiar with VC++ 6.0 are no doubt aware of the include directories. I find this invaluable for the various libraries I use across different projects (expat, fmod, dx sdk updates, etc.) and so find it irritating to add include directories and library directories on a per-project basis. Please, tell me it''s not because its the academic version!! I doubt this though, I''m sure they could find much less trivial things to leave out. Is anyone else having this same problem? My first attempt to fix it would be to uninstall VC++ 6.0, but I need that for my tertiary course so I''m stuck with it for the moment. Any ideas/insight much appreciated. Tom

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I have VS.NET Academic, and I have a control on that property page showing a list of directories for include/library/executable/source/reference files. I assume this is the control you can''t find? Is there anything else there in it''s place, or is the property page just blank?


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Yeah, it''s just not there. Totally blank, except for the two combo boxes I mentioned. I''ll put up a screenshot somewhere if that would help

Tom

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Original post by krumms
I get a prop page with: "Platform", "Show Directories For" and their associated combo boxes, but no directories (no control a la VC6 showing include/library/executable directories, nor a method to add more directories)! Any of you familiar with VC++ 6.0 are no doubt aware of the include directories. I find this invaluable for the various libraries I use across different projects (expat, fmod, dx sdk updates, etc.) and so find it irritating to add include directories and library directories on a per-project basis. Please, tell me it''s not because its the academic version!! I doubt this though, I''m sure they could find much less trivial things to leave out.
Tom


There is a way you can add directories through that property page. Select which one do you want to add directories for (include files, library files, etc) from the combo box of "Show Directory for"

And then, the listbox will list all directories. Scroll down to the end of the list, you will find an empty item there. Double click on it and the item will turn into an editbox with a browse-like button ("...") on the right. You''re done. If you do not see any empty item, there is a button on the top of the listbox "New Line"

Hope this helps


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quote:
Original post by krumms
What I see:

<img src="http://www.informetech.com/~tom/screenshot.jpg">



What could be going on? Is VC6 interfering?

Tom



I don''t think VC6 has anything to do with, it. I think you may just be fucked

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Actually, you can manually edit those.

Do a search for the file VCComponents.dat

(mine was in c:\documents and settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.0\, I''m on XP)

Open it up in a text editor: that file has all your directories.

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