Absolute beginner questions

projucer

#1

So I have done a few plugins in Flowstone and want to start messing with Juce, mostly done some programming in Ruby and messed with Asm.
I have a some very basic questions about getting up and running so please bear with me here :slight_smile:

I Installed Juce and visual studio 2017 community.
As i understand I use VS for compiling and releasing , I already did the plugin container and that seemed to work.
What I am having problems with is the live coding and just understanding the difference between exporting to visual studio and the live coding thing.

Should I be able to compile in Juce and see and work on the plugin or do I need VS as some kind of intermediary? Am I correct in assuming that visual studio is only needed for releasing ?

Should I be able to open one of the examples - hit build and see the interface without runing VS ?
I tried that but I get errors about missing files " corecrt file not found -windows.h file not found.

So I guess I would like to know if my assumptions are correct about the live coding as well as hopefully some help with these missing files.

Thanks for your time.


#2

So, I solved the missing files part , I just paste the correct paths into the system header for the build.
But now , opening the gain slider project and opening the live view just shows a frame 300*200 and I can flip the orientation but none of the other controls work , nor does it show the slider . I get no errors in the build?


#3

It would be good to see some code in order to see where you’re going wrong. Which project do you mean when you say you’re opening the ‘gain slider project’?


#4

It is one of the example projects . I can open in VS - export and it works as a vst .
I tried a few other example projects , all of them open the Live screen with nothing except this 300*200 frame.