This section describes how to initialize Visual Studio and then fix common issues after you verify that Visual Studio initialized properly.
Initializing Visual Studio
If you do not virtualize the toolchain and did not initialize Visual Studio on every agent host for each ECloudInternalUser during installation, you must do the initializations manually. Each Accelerator agent runs as user ECloudInternalUser1, ECloudInternalUser2, and so on.
On each agent host:
Log into the user account.
Run Visual Studio.
Choose Tools > Options and browse to Project and Solutions > Build and Run.
Set the maximum number of parallel project builds to 1.
Choose Help > Customer Feedback Options.
Initialize the Customer Experience Improvement Program to either Yes or No.
If you still encounter issues, go to the CloudBees Accelerator Knowledge Base and search for “Visual Studio.”
Visual Studio is missing the Accelerator menu
The Visual Studio IDE Converter is installed, but the Accelerator menu is missing and the Tools menu item is corrupted (shows "Accelerator").
3:Error: Adding Build menu item: Could not load file or assembly 'stdole, Version=7.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
"%PROGRAM_FILES%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\gacutil.exe" -i ""%PROGRAM_FILES%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\PublicAssemblies\stdole.dll"
Run Visual Studio and check if the Accelerator menu is present.
If Step 3 doesn’t work, install the Office 2003 Update: Redistributable Primary Interop Assemblies from https://download.cnet.com/Office-2003-Update-Redistributable-Primary-Interop-Assemblies/3000-2064_4-10742122.html.
This resets the menus.
Application Data folder could not be created. make: * [all]
Build terminated with “not making progress” error
There are many reasons for this error. It usually occurs when a build has shown a modal dialog box (that is not visible to the build user) and is waiting for input.
Visual Studio quits immediately at the start of the build
Error “’devenv’ not found” is displayed
Error “Unable to build specified project” or missing file errors
Error “msbuild not found”
Missing DLL errors or Visual Studio installation is corrupt
Error “command line too long”
The build is slow (not parallelized) and/or each line of the build output is prefixed with 1>, 2>, etc
Check that the Visual Studio Converter is installed on the agents or build machine. (Go to Tools > Add In Manager.)
For VS2005 SP1, check if the hotfix is installed (see above).
Error: ‘|’ not recognized
When virtualizing the Visual Studio toolchain, regsvr32 fails trying to register a DLL that uses debug CRT DLLs
Do one of the following:
Copy debug DLLs from
<VSINSTALLDIR>\VC\redist\Debug_NonRedistto the target directory (the location of the DLL that is being registered)
Particular projects do not build under Electrify
Accelerator menu in Visual Studio is grayed out (disabled)
This might occur if you install Visual Studio after installing the converter. Visual Studio’s setup routine has not initialized the converter.
Also, the debug log will contain:
AddCommandControls failed for Build: The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG))
Using Visual Studio 2010, a project fails at link when using the add-in but succeeds when using Visual Studio alone
Upgrading only cluster agents to Accelerator v7.0 might cause an error
When upgrading the cluster agents only to Accelerator v7.0, be advised that an older eMake client will run the same version of eMake on the agent (if it is available). This might result in the following error:
NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don’t know how to make '|'