set up external vs proect using c++


    May 21 2020 | 2:36 pm
    i want to create an external using c++ code. (for the max sdk i still wanna use c-functions).. now i'm not sure what way to prefer: a) setup a c++ project from scratch b) modify an existing sample project to accept c++
    for b) i think it is just a compiler setting but i couldn't find it.
    can someone help?

    • May 21 2020 | 3:23 pm
      you might like to have a look at this: https://github.com/Cycling74/max-devkit
    • May 21 2020 | 3:48 pm
      thanks. but it does not seem to be a visual studio-project... i want to know the settings for vs project to allow cpp...
      it's just about enabling c++ in the visual studio project. the sample projects do not support cpp files..
    • May 21 2020 | 3:57 pm
      i haven't tried this myself, but my understanding is, that you can generate vs projects (with cmake). Have a look at the readme.md
    • May 21 2020 | 4:05 pm
      ah ok i see... yes that can be a way... however, i just decided to do it differently... i don't need c++ in the project with the max external anymore. but good to remember this repository...
    • May 22 2020 | 11:58 am
      The easiest way to get started on a C++ project (assuming you have Visual Studio 2019 or Xcode 11) is to grab the *Min-DevKit* package from Max's Package Manager. The launcher patch for the package should walk you through.
      Cheers, Tim
    • May 23 2020 | 5:17 pm
      i found it... it's just about writting a c++ class inside a max external project template... no project templates applicable / necessarry because i allready have a project.
      Setting File=>Properties=>C/C++=>Extended=>Compilation Type: