Update on HXCPP and Visual Studio 2017 Compatability?
I'm running into an issue when I try to build against a Windows target. From my searches, it looks like the issue is tied to how Visual Studio 2017 sets environment variables. Long story short, because they were worried about people's ability to install multiple VS2017s side-by-side, they decided to not use system environment variables.
Using advice from older posts on a couple different forums, I tried to add the environment variables myself (tried adding both VS150COMNTOOLS and HXCPP_VARS -- did not work). I also tried running VsDevCmd using the Developer Command Prompt for VS2017 - did not work either.
I do not have this problem with building the HaxeFlixel game on another machine that has VS2015. So it's definitely tied to VS2017.
Last thing to note is that I'm using HXCPP 3.4.64 to solve another issue with compiling to C++ (see: http://forum.haxeflixel.com/topic/671/windows-build-issues/3, http://community.openfl.org/t/issues-compiling-to-c/9522/4)
Is there any updated guidance on what to do here? I need VS2017 for other projects and I don't have the disk space to install VS2015.
Try using hxcpp from GitHub. It should support VS2017: http://community.openfl.org/t/added-hxcpp-support-for-visual-studio-community-2017/9413