wxWidgets 2.8.12 and Visual Studio 2010 Express
Today I’ve tried to compile the latest stable wxWidgets (2.8.12) with the oldest Visual Studio Express edition one could download from Microsoft on my Windows 7 64 bit system. Using the wx.dsw (workspace) file I got an error about VS 2010 being unable to convert the dsp (project) files. I found a solution on this web site http://www.wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15763: When building from command line using makefiles provided from wxWidgets it still works:
from Visual Studio folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC run
vcvarsall.bat to setup VS for command line excution
from wxWidgets installation folder:
...\wxWidgets-2.8.12\build\msw>nmake -f makefile.vc UNICODE=1 USE_OPENGL=1 BUILD="debug"