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Hello every one
I have just downloaded a open source project which is said to be compiled using visual studio c++. It contains 3 makeFiles (makeFile, makeFile(1) and makeFile(2) )
I always open programs in VS using the .sln files and now I dont know what to do with this makeFile.
can anyone instruct me how to deal with it please.

Posted 3-Apr-13 20:58pm
Edited 3-Apr-13 21:07pm
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Solution 2

Visual Studio has a special type of project, called Makefile Project, that allows you to use your own make file and other command line tools to build your project. See

MSDN VisualStudio 2005 Makefile Project[^]

In such a project you can use for example Microsofts version of the make utility, called NMAKE, to build your project.

All this applies to VS 2005. I am not sure whether newer versions of VS still support this.
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Solution 1

You can use the equivalent of MakeFIle in Visual Studio.
This is called MSBuild[^].

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