I am returning to VS 2017 within Windows 10 after and absence. The goal is to learn how to use wxWidgets with the below video tutorial:
I have the “Hello World” program loaded. Added an include into properties and was rewarded with the squiggles for the #includes being resolved, but there are numerous more errors.
At 6:35 in the video he opens a new window, mentioning Power Shell and saying ctl-tilda.
I suspect that must be ctl-shift-tilda because the tilda is the upper case character.
His actions are fast, his words indicate he is opening a power shell from within the VS IDE. I tried all the permutations of ctl-~ and ctl-shift-~ and cannot get the control shell to open. Tried it outside the VS IDE with no results.
I think he starts power shell from within the VS IDE to create a json file in the correct location.
He types in: code vcpkg.json
I suspect this created a file of that name.
Then he opens a new window and seems to be editing this blank json file.
I don’t know where he gets this window.
I suspect the knowledgeable user understand what is going on so to prevent a too long question, which it already is, I stop here and ask for some hints.
Edit: I used notepad to create the file shown with the contents shown. Opened Power shell and tried the command
vcpkg.exe search wxwidgets
The reward is that vcpkg.exe is not recognized. Searched the directory where wxwidgets was unzipped for vcpkg.exe and not found there. Obviously I am missing something. Mostly knowledge.