How to use?
Can you guys be more specific on how to use this? Following the instructions on Make your plugin in less 10 minutes didn’t do me any good.
- I’ve downloaded
plugintemplate-3.zipinto Downloads folder on Windows 8.1 64-bit. Then unzipped it there.
- Found the file named
NppPluginTemplate.vcxprojin the folder
vs.projand opened it (double-click or Open with -> Visual Studio) with Visual Studio Community 2017. Now all I see it just an XML file opened in the VS.
I don’t see Solution Explorer or Properties window. Am I supposed to do the mentioned changes inside the VS?
- If so, I don’t see the mentioned files listed in the VS window. How do I do it?
- If not, let’s say I’ve done the changes using a text editor. How do I compile it? I need to compile, right?
Someone, please, enlighten me. And prefably, do it step by step.
- I’ve downloaded
I’ve also downloaded
NppPlugin.NET.v0.5.zipand put it at
C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#, but it didn’t work. Is it not compatible with VS Community?
See https://github.com/npp-plugins/plugintemplate/releases, latest template is 3.1. You have to load the vcxproj file as VS C++ project. In this case a VS project should show up and not just the underlying xml of the vcxproj file.
For a plugin in C# see https://github.com/kbilsted/NotepadPlusPlusPluginPack.Net.
Oh, I feel silly now. I did not have C++ installed, only C#. Gonna install C++ and try it again.
I have also visited the C# Plugin page you linked and downloaded the latest release (NppPlugin0.94.00.zip) and again put it in the Templates folder. I don’t see the Notepad++ Plugin listed in the Templates when creating a new project. Either the plugin isn’t compatible with the latest VSC or my OS/VS installation is faulty.
So, can someone with the (latest) version of VS Community 2017 (15.2, 26430.15) verify that the C# plugin works with this version?
This is weird (or not). I’ve just installed C++ and now the C# Plugin showed up in the New Project window.