Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

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toddsou
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Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

Post by toddsou » Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 pm

It is my recent understanding that VS 2017 is not supported for SPS SDK development. Is this true? The latest I can use is VS 2015 ? Does it matter which version of SPS I am using? (we're using 4.3.10.1) I'm trying to update a shell ribbon package that I originally built with VS 2015.

Are there any plans to support VS 2017 ? (VS 2019 is on its way, soon too....)

Advice appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

Post by BobRichards » Thu May 02, 2019 1:07 pm

If you are developing for Select 4.3.x, you will need to install the Select SDK for VS2015. It will support all version of VS2015 including community edition.

For versions of Select beyond 4.3, you will be required to use VS2015 (edited Jun 2019) and the SDK for that version of Visual Studio.

Both SDKs install Visual Studio project templates and add MSBuild components to aid developers. Unfortunately, the mechanisms involved are different (and incompatible) in VS2015 versus VS2017. Additionally, the DLLs and some other tooling (such as the Help CHM file) are different.
Bob Richards, Software Developer, SoftPro

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Re: Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

Post by turp1twin » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:30 pm

So I am using "Sdk 4.3.60210.48 (4.3.15.1)" and it installs without any errors into Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. However, the solution/project templates don't seem to work... For a new C# project it lists "Softpro/Select" in the tree, but nothing else, no project types to select. Is this a known issue? Or do I need VS2015 Professional edition? Any help is appreciated. Cheers!

Jeff

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Re: Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

Post by BobRichards » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:49 pm

When the "New Project" dialog is displayed, make sure you specify ".NET Framework 4.6". The Select projects will not be populated unless you meet the minimum .NET library version.
Bob Richards, Software Developer, SoftPro

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Re: Visual Studio 2017 + SPS SDK = not supported ?

Post by turp1twin » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:53 pm

DOH! That was it... Silly mistake! Thanks for your help!

Jeff

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