I'm trying to do various things in .NET which require DLLs and similar libraries to be imported, and environmental variables to be set. Honestly, I never had to do this very much, and it's been a long time, and now I'm using Visual Studio 2012, and the interface is a bit different. Here are my problems:
- I can't find where/how to set environmental variables. I could even hard-code them into a file if I need to, if someone tells me exactly what file and what to put where, but there should be a way to do it easier through the IDE.
- I can't seem to add DLL references. I have some projects that already have references in them, but I don't remember how I added them. Now it seems that if I click the references from the menu bar, it doesn't have a browse button in any of my new projects, and sometimes the references option isn't even on the menu at all! I don't know if this depends at all on what type of project I start (empty, Windows app, etc.), or what language I use, or any other considerations, but it's very inconsistent.
I want to ultimately be using C#, but I think I need to start with C++ for compatibility with the DLLs, then make a wrapper to use in C#. Also, I've no experience doing that, so if anyone has any info about it, it would be appreciated.