Console app using vs 2015 express


#1

Hello. I’m new to Skethup SDK. It is quite confusing as to which version of visual studio I need. I need to extract some info from a .skp file in the command line. Can I do this with VS2015 express ? I assuming I can as long as I install the vs 2010 SDK.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


#2

You can use VS 2015 Express. You do not need the VS 2010 SDK.

However for a console app you don’t need to worry about binary compatibility with SketchUp’s ruby, so the compiler is not important as long as the linker can link your code to SketchUpAPI.dll


#3

Thanks for your reply. I was able to compile the skptoxml sample, with no errors. However when I go to sketchup (2016) and hit file->export sketchup will crash every time.

here is my environment:
Compiled on Visual Studio 2015 express, x64 Release build.
Used in Sketchup Pro 2016 x64

Any idea why that is happening?


#4

Also, if real solution is to just use visual studio 2010, where can I get this? It seems Microsoft has removed any download links to 2010, they don’t even have it available on their developer site of which I am a registered member. A link to VS2010 install would be helpful if that indeed is what most are using