visual studio setup guide

Here are the setup instructions for those of you who wish to work with Visual Studio Community 2015 on Windows.

Download

Download Visual Studio Community 2015

Install

Run the installer, and let it install to the default configuration.

Video Codecs

Starting in OF release 0.9.0 the video player now uses DirectShow and not QuickTime. To support QuickTime video files or files like MP4 video you will need to install the video codecs onto your machine. We recommend the K-Lite Codec Pack - Version 12.1.0 Full April 18th 2016 which is free to download and adds support for many video formats. Note: other newer versions of K-Lite might not contain the codecs needed for OF.

openFrameworks plugin for Visual Studio

Before you're able to use openFrameworks with Visual Studio, you have to have Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015 installed, otherwise you'll get an error message later on. To install, go to File > New > Project and choose Visual C++ in the installed templates section. There now should be an option to install the tools, if they aren't already. Select it, confirm with 'OK' and follow the instructions.

From Visual Studio, go to Tools > Extensions and Updates. Select online and search for openFrameworks and install the plugin.

That will allow you to use File > New > Project... to create new openFrameworks projects and the contextual menu on any project to later add and remove addons

There's more information in the Visual Studio Gallery page and the following video.