It’s easy to work with Allegro 5.1 project in Visual Studio 2012. Just clone the project from git repo. Invoke cmake-gui.

Note: Make sure that you have installed Windows SDK for Windows 8.

You can do it using following commands (use Developer Command Prompt for VS2012 or set proper variables):

```git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/alleg/allegro
cd allegro
mkdir Build
cd Build
cmake-gui ..```

Click Configure and Generate. Then open solution in Visual Studio.

You can build whole solution. The only problem is that when you want to invoke any example then you’ll see something like this:

Those DLL files are located in Build\lib\RelWithDebInfo (or something like that). It is sufficient to update PATH environment variable. You can do it on per-project basis.

Press Alt+F7 (Right click – Properties) – Debugging – Environment – Set/Add:

`PATH=\$(ProjectDir)..\lib\RelWithDebInfo`

Run the example again (F5):

18. November 2012 at 15:31 - Software engineering (Tags: , , , , , ).