OK, I’m going through this adventure which is in the grey area, nowhere on the website mentioning whether 32-bit is usable, or that it’s not.
OK! I got a build and a running executable of Projucer on Windows 7 32-bit. I opened the director …\juce-6.0.7-windows\JUCE\extras\Projucer\Builds\VisualStudio2017 and opened Projucer.sln in Visual Studio 2017.
Then, right-click on Solution ‘Projucer’ and select Properties at bottom of menu.
Then, select Configuration on left menu, then “Configuration Manager…” on upper-right.
Then Platform–><New…>–>Win32 .
Then close everything and F5 will build it without error and it runs.
Tutorial 2 doesn’t say WHAT type of project to make. I tried plugin. Some gotchas: 1) Since Projucer throws away all norms of Windows GUIs it’s no longer clear what’s editable, what’s not, etc. But you can edit Project Name. (It appears greyed out, a sign in most GUIs that it is insensitive and uneditable.). I changed from NewProject to Tutorial2. The page doesn’t mention changing the Module Path but remember to change it to your install directory for the huge JUCE zip, which has inside it a directory module. Your input here should end in JUCE/module.
The rest of this page doesn’t show anything like what I get on Windows 7 32-bit after creating a plugin project (which is why most tutorials are specific about what they tell you to create: so that what you get actually looks like the next illustration). But going to a File Explorer I see the directory has, under Builds, the Visual2017 directory I requested, with a sln file.
Clicking that opens the solution fine, but it’s 64-bit (x64) not 32-bit (Win32).
Changing this is tricky. Right-click on Solution Explorer–>Solution ‘Tutorial2’ (3 projects)–>Properties…(bottom) → Configuration Manager… (top right).
You see a matrix of three projects. For the first, under Platform, click …–> New platform->Win32, Copy settings from: x64, OK.
For the next two, do the same thing but uncheck Create new solution platforms before hitting OK.
Then, under Configuration Manager dialog’s Active solution platform go to Win32. Hit Close.
Now, make sure all three projects have Win32 with Build checked. The top of the window should say Platform: Active(Win32). Hit OK.
Right-click Solution ‘Tutorial2’ (3 projects) and do “Build Solution.” You’ll see about a dozen warnings of “unreferenced formal paramter” and “local variable is initialized but not referenced” but these seem OK.
As a result I’ve produced without error:
At this point, make sure the project Tutorial2_StandalonePlugin is bold (if not, right-click and choose “Set as Startup Project”). Then hit F5 and you’ll see a new window saying “Hello World!” I guess that’s your plugin!