Using Visual Studio 2017, 2019 & 2022 with Gen 8.6
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Using Visual Studio 2017, 2019 & 2022 with Gen 8.6


Article ID: 213770


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Gen Gen - Workstation Toolset


As there have been several KB articles created for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019 & 2022 with Gen 8.6 this hub article pulls them all together for easier reference.


Release : 8.6
Component : Gen Build Tool
Third-Party software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019 and 2022.


The KBs are listed in different categories:

Visual Studio Supported versions: Gen 8.6 support of Visual Studio Enterprise

Visual Studio Installation Considerations: Gen 8.6 required Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2019, or 2022 options

Build Tool configuration:
Multiple Visual Studio version support in Gen Build Tool
Changes to Gen Build Tool GUI MSI Assemble
Gen 8.6 Build Tool OPT.VSVERSION for different Visual Studio versions

Build Tool errors:
Gen Build Tool error "OPT.VSVERSION contains an unknown value ..."
Gen build "HHC.EXE not found in the PATH" - VS 2017 or 2019
Gen 8.6 COM proxy VS 2017 build errors LNK1112 & LNK1181
Gen 8.6 build "RC1015: cannot open include file 'afxres.h'"

Additional Information

Gen™ 8.6 > Technical Requirements > Third-Party Software Version > Compilers

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