Using the IDE Extension Interface

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When the Visual Studio IDE extension starts, it checks if the following are present:

  • Electrify— If the converter cannot find Electrify, the converter’s Build, Rebuild, and Clean functions are disabled.

When Electrify is run from Visual Studio, it must be run through an intermediate application named ecspawn.exe. This program ensures that eMake responds correctly to Ctrl-C and that child processes are grouped together. This application is displayed in the Task Manager. Do not terminate the application; it stops when the build finishes or when the build is canceled.

Do not run local (non-eMake) builds while running Electrify builds and vice-versa.

  • Accelerator Insight®—If the converter cannot find Insight, the converter’s Run Accelerator Insight function is disabled.