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Windows Desktop Project Setup

Follow these steps to set up your project with the Windows Desktop brainCloud C++ SDK.

Note that if you are developing a Windows Store App, you should use the Window Store brainCloud C++ SDK. This SDK is specifically for Windows Desktop apps that do not include in the Windows Store runtime.

  • Create or open a Windows Desktop/Win32 App project with Visual Studio 2013 (or 2015 with Platform Toolset set to Visual Studio 2013)
  • Download the Windows Desktop App brainCloud C++ SDK from the “Client Libs” section of the portal
  • Unzip the SDK into a folder. In our case we will unzip to a “bc” folder within the solution folder.
  • Right click your project in Solution Explorer and select Properties
  • Under Configuration Properties > C/C++ > Preprocessor > General > Additional Include Directories, enter the following include:
    • $(ProjectDir)..\bc\include;$(ProjectDir)..\bc\thirdparty\jsoncpp-1.0.0
    • Note that you should do this for all configurations and all platforms
  • Under Configuration Properties > Linker > Input enter the following libraries:
    • brainCloud.lib;cpprest120_2_0.lib;winhttp.lib;bcrypt.lib;crypt32.lib
    • Note that you should do this for all configurations and all platforms
  • Under Configuration Properties > Linker > General > Additional Library Directories, enter the following path:
    • $(ProjectDir)\..\bc\lib\win32\debug  <— for Win32 | Debug
    • Note you will need to enter a unique path for each platform and configuration. For instance:
      • X64 | Debug:  $(ProjectDir)\..\bc\lib\x64\debug
      • X64 | Release:  $(ProjectDir)\..\bc\lib\x64\release
      • Win32 | Debug:  $(ProjectDir)\..\bc\lib\win32\debug
      • Win32 | Release:  $(ProjectDir)\..\bc\lib\win32\release

Done!