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How to debug proyects in VS2012 without to convert between versions? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    I have installed VS2012 in my computer with Windows Driver Kit 8.0 and I want to debug a proyect with my driver. The proyect was created on VS2010 with C++, so... When I open the proyect in VS2012, I have that to convert this proyect for the version 2012, then... its possible that I can to debug my proyect without convert???

    Thank you!

    Friday, October 5, 2012 3:45 PM

Answers

  • Are you saying you built a driver with VS2010 native? Be aware that is not a supported way to build.  Basically you have two choices for environments:

        1.  Windows 7 WDK with Windbg (and with ddkbuild.bat if you want to work in VS)

        2.  Windows 8 WDK with Visual Studio 2012

    I you don't need support for Windows XP upgrade everything to VS 2012.  If you do need support for XP keep everything in Win7/Windbg.  If you are the rare case of you need a Win8 API, then set things up Win7/Windbg and then convert each time to VS2012.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Friday, October 5, 2012 3:56 PM

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  • Are you saying you built a driver with VS2010 native? Be aware that is not a supported way to build.  Basically you have two choices for environments:

        1.  Windows 7 WDK with Windbg (and with ddkbuild.bat if you want to work in VS)

        2.  Windows 8 WDK with Visual Studio 2012

    I you don't need support for Windows XP upgrade everything to VS 2012.  If you do need support for XP keep everything in Win7/Windbg.  If you are the rare case of you need a Win8 API, then set things up Win7/Windbg and then convert each time to VS2012.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Friday, October 5, 2012 3:56 PM
  • VS2012 should not be upgrading a VS2010 vcxproj.  for the first time, they are roundtripping project files between VS versions without conversion. a vcproj is another story...


    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, October 5, 2012 5:09 PM