Develop a plugin
How to develop a plugin without Visual Studio? What are the general info to compile plugin with gcc/g++?
but the extension is .vcxproj can I have a project in extension .sln?
MSVC can create the .sln file. Not sure if there is a way to create it without MSVC.
The output is dynamic library it os roght?
If I understand you correctly then yes.
You might want to try using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 community edition. It’s free…
I have been using Visual Studio 2015 without issue, which includes some C++ compiler and IDE improvements. https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
MinGW should work as well if you really dont want to use the MS tools. You just need a standard DLL with the specified exports, nothing much of interest in the template project files. The template is just a guide/startpoint to copy, and the needed API files (plus
ILexer.hif doing syntax highlighting) are on the main git repo.
ok thanks, I will try to develop a plugin with gcc, are there particular arguments to pass to compiler?
I compile my plugins with Microsoft compiler (e.g. Windows SDK) and cygwin makefiles.
I do have MSDEV for occasional debugging.
Nothing special about NPP plugins, just compile a DLL and provide the required include paths and libraries.
Kasper has done some great work on making plugins with Visual Studio and C#. See https://github.com/kbilsted/NotepadPlusPlusPluginPack.Net/releases
This should work with the Community editions of Visual Studio which is free.
Hello, I have a problem with line 53 of file GoToLineDlg.cpp error is this:
GoToLineDlg.cpp.o:GoToLineDlg.cpp:(.text$ZN19DockingDlgInterface4initEP11HINSTANCE__P6HWND[ZN19DockingDlgInterface4initEP11HINSTANCE__P6HWND]+0x57): undefined reference to `__imp_PathFindFileNameA’
collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:2: recipe for target ‘NppPluginDemo’ failed
mingw32-make: *** [NppPluginDemo] Error 1
Is there an alternative code to line 53?
How have you been trying to compile it?
What have you tried so far to fix it?
Have you tried Google?
I have found a way to compile the plugin template with g++, please test if work:
Edit: new version without string errors, I have only tested unicode 32 bit, please test ansi 32 and 64 bit, and unicode 64 bit.