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Some questions about ASPiK
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July 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
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I am little confused about ASPiK what can do, therefore I have some questions about it

1. Can I use MS VisualStudio for code and use ASPiK to only for create project?

2. Can I use different window system instead VST4GUI? I want integrate and use WPF instead VST4GUI.

3. I saw documentation, and I found Supported OS is only for Windows 8.1 and W 10. Can I use ASPiK on Windows 7?

W Pirkle
July 22, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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1. Yes, ASPiK generates plugin-projects and then you compile them with Visual Studio (for Windows) and/or Xcode (for MacOS). 

2. Yes, you can use a different GUI platform, but you will need to write the code for all of that, including the thread-safety issues (see my FX book, 2nd edition for more information on that) that *are API-dependent.* This means you will need to thoroughly understand the APIs (AAX, AU and VST3) in order to implement it since this is a component of the GUI portion of the product. This is one of the reason it is open-source hosted on GitHub. 

3. In theory you can use ASPiK on Win7. A larger problem is the compiler. If you are using Visual Studio, you will need at least VS2017 for VST3 and VS2015 for AAX (and of course, AU is MacOS only). I have not tried VS2015 on Win7. 

ASPiK uses C++11 extensions, and VSTGUI4 uses C++14 extensions, so your OS must be able to host a compiler with those advanced capabilities.

- Will Pirkle

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July 23, 2019 - 6:36 am
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Thanks for answers.

I use Win7 with VisualStudio2017, I think it should working.

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