Hey Dale, would you consider making an API for R5?


#1

Hey Dale, would you consider making an API for R5?
so that if we are running like VS2012 or the like, we could make plugins without having to get a copy of 2005/8 Pro?

Or, could you add “Automation” to rhino, or… maybe make a library or the like.
To be honest, I would love to do some plugin work, but I cannot justify the cost of VS2005/8 pro, for a plugin here or there.

Perhaps an API for Rhino would allow us to write plugins no matter what version of VS we run.

Not trying to be a pain, and thanks for all you do!

Scott


(Steve Baer) #3

You can use VS2012 to build RhinoCommon based plug-ins. Only the C++ SDK requires using the same version of Visual Studio that Rhino was built against (2005 for 32bit and 2010 for 64bit).


(Dale Fugier) #4

Hi Scott,

You don’t need Visual Studio 2008 for Rhino development. And, you only need Visual Studio 2005 if you want to build plug-ins for Rhino 4 or 32-bit plug-ins for Rhino 5.

As Steve pointed out, you can use Visual Studio 2012 to build .NET plug-in based on RhinoCommon. You can also use the free versions of Visual Studio (Express) as well.