Click here to Skip to main content
15,882,388 members
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
0.00/5 (No votes)
See more:
Hello readers. I have a simple but yet complex situation here. I have a lot of vcproj files from software libraries that I have downloaded (FreeGLUT, ffmpeg, SOIL, ...). I have a PC with very low hardware (only got 1 GB RAM and very old processor) which doesn't allow me to run Visual Studio on it. But I can run Dev C++ like butter. So can you guys please help me and suggest me a tool to convert vcproj files to Dev projects. What I want is a third party tool that can do it for me. Thank you for reading.

What I have tried:

I have searched for it on the internet and found a tool called vcbuild which can build .dsp files which I can import into Dev C++ but it also seems to be a part of the Visual Studio package.
Posted
Updated 23-Jul-20 6:57am
v2

 
Share this answer
 
Comments
CHill60 23-Jul-20 12:26pm    
5'd
 
Share this answer
 
Comments
Richard MacCutchan 23-Jul-20 10:40am    
The question is about converting from Dev C++, not Microsoft.
Quote:
don't you think that it's quite cumbersome to convert around *50* files !
Personally I would write a program or script to do that.
Quote:
I don't know what is its structure
Try creating a simple project in Dev C++ and look at the resulting project file. Alternatively download a Dev C++ project from their website and look at that. If you do go down that route you might find this useful Understanding the Project File | Microsoft Docs[^]
 
Share this answer
 
Comments
VD-Flash 23-Jul-20 9:47am    
Thank you for this
Richard MacCutchan 23-Jul-20 12:33pm    
+5, we make a good team. :)
CHill60 24-Jul-20 3:44am    
:-)
I am not sure is there is a tool to create "Dev" files since I never used that IDE. But vcproj are text XML format files and it should be nearly effortless to parse them and generate "Dev" file as long as you know what the .sec internal file structure is
 
Share this answer
 
Comments
VD-Flash 23-Jul-20 8:39am    
That could be a problem. I don't know what is its structure. And if I even knew what is the structure, don't you think that it's quite cumbersome to convert around *50* files !

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)



CodeProject, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2N8 +1 (416) 849-8900