SOLVED AdditionalCompileOptions breaks any plugin

Hi SDK Team,

After hours of searching inexplicable crashes when Init() is called on plugin object creation I narrowed it down to using "AdditionalCompileOptions" in the projectdefinition. No matter what the set setting is, just adding:

AdditionalCompileOptions.Win64.Debug= /D "ANYSETTING"

to the projectdefinition.txt breaks any plugin under windows. Tested with adding it to the SDK example plugin and it crashes on cinema startup. Same with "Release" setting instead of "Debug"
I am using VS2017 community with v141 toolset win 8.1 sdk version. (all default what update projects
tool created). SDK & Cinema Version is R21.022.

Regards
Fritz

Looks like your setting preprocessing definitions. So try the following instead...

AdditionalPreprocessorDefinitions.Win=ANYSETTING;SETTING2;SETTING3;

or

AdditionalPreprocessorDefinitions.Win64.Debug=ANYSETTING;SETTING2;SETTING3;

Important to note: adding the setting manually to the project works. Only when using AdditionalCompileOptions this happens.

Looks like your setting preprocessing definitions. So try the following instead...

AdditionalPreprocessorDefinitions.Win=ANYSETTING;SETTING2;SETTING3;

or

AdditionalPreprocessorDefinitions.Win64.Debug=ANYSETTING;SETTING2;SETTING3;

Hi Fritz, thanks for reaching out us.

With regard to your issue, as already pointed about by @kbar , please refer to the General Settings section of the ProjectTool Manual. There you'll find the projectdefinition parameter Kent just mentioned in his post.

Best, Riccardo

hello,

Just to be sure, what are exactly the options you are trying to set ?

Cheers,
Manuel

Thx for the answers,

@Manuel I was just trying to set some library specific defines. I tried with a random define text and it breaks plugins.

@Kent I will try that, thank you.

Shouldn't it however also work how I did it?

Regards
Fritz