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Archicad C++ API
About Archicad add-on development using the C++ API.

01: Getting Started with the API DevKit

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
I've posted a new article on the Developer area of ArchicadWiki for all newcomers to developing custom add-ons for ArchiCAD:

http://www.archicadwiki.com/Developer/Getting%20Started%20with%20the%20API%20DevKit

Please post any comments/corrections to the article in this thread. Post any other questions in a new thread.

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators
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Anonymous
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Thats great karl.
do you know where you can download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition. I can only find the latest 2008 edition.
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Hi Mark,

I see! Only the 2008 express editions are listed on the download page now. This must have happened recently, since Google still caches pages for 2005 that then bounce over to 2008.

It looks like you have to trust a mirror site for the download (e.g., hopefully it is unaltered and virus free), such as:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/Microsoft-Visual-C-Toolkit.shtml

Maybe 2008 will work without too many modifications though? I haven't tried.

By the way, during this search, I found this table that shows the differences between the different Visual C++ editions:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hs24szh9(VS.80).aspx

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.6, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Anonymous
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Karl,
thanks i have got 2005 version - i was trying to build the examples given with the development kit and when i go to build i have to save a .sln "solution" file? there are also a number of warnings/errors on the output window.
fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h'
do you have any ideas of how i can resolve this? i couldnt find the code include windows.h ?
thanks,
Mark
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