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    UE4 and Visual Studio 2015

    Hi everyone,

    Now that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2015, and they are encouraging people to use their latest version, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that Unreal Engine 4 does not currently support Visual Studio 2015. Yet. We are working on finalizing support for Visual Studio 2015, and it will be coming soon in a future release version. For now, please continue to use Visual Studio 2013 as we will not be able to provide support for Visual Studio 2015 until the Engine officially supports it.

    If you need to download Visual Studio 2013, you can do so from this page. Click "Visual Studio 2013" on the left side of the page, and make sure Community is the selected option (or whichever version you are looking for). Choose your language and format from the options, and click Download. One quick note about the "Web (Online)" format option: The file that was downloaded for me here in a couple instances did not have an extension. Adding a .exe extension allows you to then run the installer.

    We will make sure to let you know when Visual Studio 2015 is supported by the Engine.

    Tim

    Update (04/11/2016)
    Hello again. I just wanted to provide an update for this post. Visual Studio 2015 is now fully supported by the Engine. Visual Studio 2013 can still be used with the Engine for now, but we plan to phase out support for that version of Visual Studio in the near future. Since a Visual Studio 2015 solution is created by default, in order to get a Visual Studio 2013 solution you must run GenerateProjectFiles.bat with a "-2013" parameter. The easiest way to do this is to hold down the Shift key and right-click in an empty area of the Windows Explorer window that is showing your Engine root folder. Select the option to Open command window here, then enter the line "GenerateProjectFiles.bat -2013" (without the quotes) and press the Enter key.

    Note:
    When installing Visual Studio 2015, the default installation options do not include the Visual C++ components that are required by the Engine. You will have to make sure to select these components when installing Visual Studio 2015 or you will receive error messages when trying to use the Engine.
    Last edited by Stephen Ellis; 01-09-2017, 06:26 PM.
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    #2
    I think we need some details on whether it will be implemented in 4.9 or not.

    Trello:
    [DONE: 4.9] Windows VS 2015 Support (Experimental)
    Unreal Engine 4.9 Preview notes:
    UE 4.9 does not support Visual Studio 2015
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      #3
      Originally posted by zeOrb View Post
      I think we need some details on whether it will be implemented in 4.9 or not.
      We certainly understand the desire for more information in this area, and we do want to have support for Visual Studio 2015 available as soon as possible. We are still working to ensure that we are able to take advantage of as much of VS 2015's new capabilities as possible without introducing any new bugs into the Engine. Unfortunately all I can say at this point is that we are close, and getting a little bit closer every day, to having support for VS 2015 implemented.

      Tim
      Engine Support Technician

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        #4
        Originally posted by zeOrb View Post
        I think we need some details on whether it will be implemented in 4.9 or not.

        Trello: [DONE: 4.9] Windows VS 2015 Support (Experimental)


        Unreal Engine 4.9 Preview notes:UE 4.9 does not support Visual Studio 2015
        Yeah i see this too the last week, don't put fake notes next time.
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          #5
          so 2015 is here officially

          what is the outcome of this? will we see 4.9 supporting vs2015 and released soon?

          2VS on my system are consuming to much space :P.

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            #6
            They edited the preview post:
            UE 4.9 Preview does not yet support Visual Studio 2015. It is expected to be experimental via GitHub for the final 4.9.0 release.
            We have to wait just a bit longer :/

            Edit: From Stephen Ellis:
            VS2015 is not yet supported in UE 4.9 Preview. We expect experimental support via GitHub in the final 4.9.0 release. This will be fully supported in a future release (possibly 4.10).
            So I assume the full release in 1-3 months.
            Last edited by TriNityGER; 07-30-2015, 09:59 AM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by FrostByteGER View Post
              They edited the preview post:

              We have to wait just a bit longer :/

              Edit: From Stephen Ellis:

              So I assume the full release in 1-3 months.
              4.10? Wow, time to get used to 2 visual studios on PC
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                #8
                Originally posted by zeOrb View Post
                4.10? Wow, time to get used to 2 visual studios on PC
                Just 2? I have 4! Oh wait, I have VB6 too, so 5.

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                  #9
                  I am unable to download Visual Studio 2013 from the link you provided or from Microsoft DreamSpark. The only VS that is linked to is VS 2015. I would like to learn more about the Unreal Engine, but I cannot compile code with it, currently as I only own a copy of VS 2015 Community.

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                    #10
                    Will we be able to at least compile the engine using VS 2015? I really only need to be able to do that :\ When I attempted on 4.8, it says that Studio is not installed (looking for prev versions).
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                      #11
                      The link provided has VS2013 as I just downloaded it myself via this post. You need to scroll down a little and look to the left side of the page. It'll open up an accordion that has the various versions as well.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by JKelly8008 View Post
                        I am unable to download Visual Studio 2013 from the link you provided or from Microsoft DreamSpark. The only VS that is linked to is VS 2015. I would like to learn more about the Unreal Engine, but I cannot compile code with it, currently as I only own a copy of VS 2015 Community.
                        Hi JKelly8008,

                        As MDurbin mentioned, the downloads for VS 2013 are there, but you have to go looking for them. Microsoft obviously wants everyone to move to the newest version, so they put that right in front of everyone. The VS 2013 download options are a bit further down.

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                          #13
                          Thanks Tim

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                            #14
                            According to Mike Fricker during the last stream they're working on this ofc and they try to publish it with 4.10.
                            Sauce:
                            https://youtu.be/s4xMPxG8Z6U?t=2012

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tim Lincoln View Post
                              Hi JKelly8008,

                              As MDurbin mentioned, the downloads for VS 2013 are there, but you have to go looking for them. Microsoft obviously wants everyone to move to the newest version, so they put that right in front of everyone. The VS 2013 download options are a bit further down.
                              Great! It works.
                              Originally posted by TriNityGER View Post
                              According to Mike Fricker during the last stream they're working on this ofc and they try to publish it with 4.10.
                              Sauce:
                              https://youtu.be/s4xMPxG8Z6U?t=2012
                              I am watching that, now. 4.9 looks very interesting.

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