Hello, I would like to use the SDK under Visual Studio 2008.
So far I tried just linking to the binaries, which did not work for me. Then I noticed there were project files and a solution in the source package, so I would like to try building from source. As I need to use VS 2008, I cannot directly use the vcxproj
and sln files from the source package, obviously.
I understand that the generate.py file can automatically create the project files. As this project dates back to before VS2010 I tried looking for older revisions of generate.py that create .vcproj files, so i could merge the parts I need into the current
version, however I could not find revisions of this file that are older than february 2011.
Simple string replacement in the project files (that sometimes do the trick in c# projects) can not be used here, as the internal sructure of the vcxproj files seems to have changed too much.
As far as I see, CMake can also not be used here.
I could try to create an empty solution, create empty projects and manually place the source code in them. Though this seems tedious and error-prone to me, it appears to to me to be the only way for me to use this SDK.
Did I overlook something? Is there a quick and easy way to build libOPC using VS2008?