Help to build PythonScript plugin

  • Someone can help me to build PythonScript from source code ( ) ?
    I’m trying to do same as Appveyor script (official builder machine):

    • Using Microsoft visual studio 2017 community
    • Using platform toolset v140_xp
    • My Visual Studio install contains components “ATL Visual C++” and “MFC Visual C++”

    The build fails on the link:
    Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State
    Error RC1015 cannot open include file ‘afxres.h’. PythonScript D:\dev\PythonScript\PythonScript\res\PythonScript.rc 10

    I need to compile it because I want to contribute for some minor GUI improvement.

  • I downloaded the repo, changed the PythonSettigns.props file to match
    my python directories and compiled it.

    afxres is found here
    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.16.27023\atlmfc\include\afxres.h

    and it looks like it is defined via $(VC_IncludePath)

    This stackoverflow post suggests it might be worth repairing the SDK installation.

    Adding the directory to the PATH variable might be another way.

  • Thanks @Ekopalypse for your fast answer. I’m still not able to compile despite your informations. I’m digging.

    Here is the command that fails (rc.exe)
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1A\bin\rc.exe /D USING_V110_SDK71 /D _UNICODE /D UNICODE /l"0x0
    409" /nologo /fo"Release\PythonScript.res" …\res\PythonScript.rc
    …\res\PythonScript.rc(10): fatal error RC1015: cannot open include file ‘afxres.h’. [d:\dev\PythonScript\PythonScri

    doesn’t that speak to you ?

  • @cmeriaux

    Sorry, I see the same code executed but without the error - it runs through. I would give it a try to use procmon to see which paths do get searched in your case. Repair of SDK installation didn’t work?

  • @cmeriaux
    You need to ask the author of the plugin, he generally does not have a manual for assembling the plugin. Perhaps additional components or libraries are needed.

  • @Ekopalypse the Windows SDK reinstall didn’t work. However debugging wih proc monitor showned me the paths where RC.exe is looking for the header file.


    So I did a copy of the necessary afxres.h in a local project folder and it works !!! I’m not proud of it but it makes the build OK.

    Thanks for the help

  • @cmeriaux

    it looks that the general environment variables are defined in
    Microsoft.Cpp.Common.props file which is located at
    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets

    and the toolset specific props are read from
    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets\Platforms\x64\PlatformToolsets

    So I assume that one of those props files point to an non-existent atl include path.

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