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Compiling GTK+ in Visual Studio?

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How do I do this? There site links to another that details how to compile on Windows, but it requires creating some kind of Linux package file and I don't have the slightest clue what they are going on about. Has anyone every successfully compiled the library in Visual Studio? They have made this so difficult as to be nearly impossible. I'm not even sure how to get the sources off of their site!

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I found a way to get GTK working in Code Blocks, but I've given up on Visual Studio. I've noticed a trend lately in open source APIs. It seems like everyone is going over to the vastly more complex Linux development methods for all supported platforms, no matter if such methods are native to said platforms. You seriously have to download tools to emulate Linux (beyond basic a command line) in order to compile GTK and Cairo on Windows. Why? Why is it necessary to use a command line to compile an API into a binary? Heck, IDEs exist on Linux. I've used them!

 

Sorry for the rant, but geez! This is nuts!

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Mods, this can be closed? There really is no good answer but to learn Linux development. Either that, or trial and error setting up a new VS project, throwing hundreds of files at it and seeing what sticks.

Since this is just a hobby for my anyway, I've decided to take up Linux programming in earnest. This thread really serves no useful purpose.

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