Even though RackAFX does not yet support VS2013 directly (update coming this summer) many have found that you can just choose VS2010 or VS2012 from View-Preferences and it still works. This is because the VS project files are all the same XML format.
If you are using Win8/64 and VS2013 then you need to install BOTH the x86 and x64 re-distributables (rather than just the x64 version) only if you are doing a fresh VS install and have never had a previous VS version installed on your machine. It appears that VS2013 no longer installs some of the x86 files that all the previous versions did.
Thanks to book-reader Orlando in Italy for finding this issue. You get the "side by side" error if you do not install the second x86 redist.
Just starting with your FX book and installed RackAFX today Version 6.2.7. I'm using Visual Studio Community 2013 on Windows 8.1 Pro.
I got the IDE/compiler working by selecting: 'Visual C++ 2013 Professional Dev Studio' as the default compiler in RackAFX preferences. Worth knowing that this option works - I guess VS Community is more like VS Pro than Express.
So far only tried the SimpleHPF project from chapter 3 - but all looking good. I had to upgrade the project in VS to work with 2013 as it is configured for 2010 - but no problem there.
So all looking good and very impressed by your approach and the book.
I guess would be nice to have an option for VS Community 2013 at some point
To be honest, I had not heard of VS2013 Community, but thankfully Microsoft have been consistent with the way they have rev-ed the VS project files since VS2010. The only other issue has to do with how RAFX launches the compiler, so it is good to know that VS2013 behaves like Pro. I will add this to the upcoming v6.5 release.
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