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Visual Build integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio via add-ins:

 

Visual Studio 2015 - 2017 Extension

An extension for launching Visual Build can be added to the Visual Studio .NET 2015 / 2017 IDE during installation.  To enable the extension within Visual Studio, choose Tools | Extensions and Updates on the menu, find Visual Build and click Enable, then restart Visual Studio.  Visual Build can be launched by choosing Tools | Visual Build from the Visual Studio menu bar.  A new Make VS.NET action will be created and pre-populated with the filename for the current workspace.  If the Reload last project option is checked, the new step will be inserted into the last-opened .bld file.  If this option is unchecked or the Shift key is held down when clicking on Visual Build in Visual Studio, the new step will be inserted into a new project. Note: If the .bld file is saved in the same path as the .sln file with the same base name (i.e., c:\full\path\xyz.bld and c:\full\path\xyz.sln), the add-in will open that .bld file instead of opening the previous .bld file (or creating a new project) and inserting a new step.

 

Visual Studio 2002 - 2013 Add-In

An add-in for launching Visual Build is added to the Visual Studio .NET 2002 thru 2013 IDE during installation.  To enable the add-in within Visual Studio, choose Tools | Add-In Manager on the menu and check Visual Build VS <ver> Add-in (also check the Startup checkbox to make the add-in available each time the IDE is started).  Then, Visual Build can be launched by choosing Tools | Visual Build from the Visual Studio menu bar.  A new Make VS.NET action will be created and pre-populated with the filename for the current workspace.  If the Reload last project option is checked, the new step will be inserted into the last-opened .bld file.  If this option is unchecked or the Shift key is held down when clicking on Visual Build in Visual Studio, the new step will be inserted into a new project. Note: For Visual Studio 2008+, if the .bld file is saved in the same path as the .sln file with the same base name (i.e., c:\full\path\xyz.bld and c:\full\path\xyz.sln), the add-in will open that .bld file instead of opening the previous .bld file (or creating a new project) and inserting a new step.

 

Visual Basic 6.0 Add-In

After Visual Build is installed, a toolbar button for Visual Build is added to the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE.  Visual Build can be started by clicking the button or by choosing Add-Ins | Visual Build from the menu bar.  A new Make VB6 action will be created and pre-populated with the filename for the current project or group.

 

Visual C++ 6.0 Add-In

A toolbar button for Visual Build is added to the Visual C++ 6.0 IDE during installation.  Visual Build can be started by clicking the button (a keystroke can also be associated with the wizard by selecting Tools | Customize | Keyboard from the menu, choosing a Category of Add-ins, selecting VisBuildProCommand from the list, entering a keystroke in the Press new shortcut key field, and clicking Assign).  A new Make VC6 action will be created and pre-populated with the filename for the current workspace.