MS Visual C++ 2012 SDK might be already mature enough and lots of libraries are being built with this version these days. Its support for C++11 is also supposedly better so lets try it. This is not a review. Only a simple “how to” about installing and troubleshooting. (more…)
It was easy to assign a FTDI device VID/PID to a libusb backend with Zadig. But detaching it from the libusb and assigning the original FTD2XX driver wasn’t so easy. Simple “remove device” in the Device Manager is not sufficient. When you plug back the device it will be assigned to the libusb again.
Let’s say you need to compile your C++ project under MS Windows and you need to use the Microsoft’s toolchain instead of MinGW. Buying the whole Visual Studio is not necessary. I like a simple combination gvim+scons+gcc which gives me a high amount of flexibility. I just needed to switch the gcc to the MS compiler.