MapGuide RFC 104 - Support Visual Studio 2010

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RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission DateJuly 14, 2010
Last ModifiedBruce Dechant April 4, 2011
AuthorBruce Dechant
RFC Statusadopted
Implementation Statusincomplete
Proposed Milestone2.3
Assigned PSC guide(s)Bruce Dechant
Voting History
+1Bob, Bruce, Haris, Jason, Paul, Tom, Trevor
+0Jackie, Zac


This RFC updates MapGuide to support Visual Studio 2010.


Supporting the new Visual Studio 2010 will allow a developer to take advantage of the IDE improvements.

Proposed Solution

  • In order to support Visual Studio 2010 new solution and project files will need to be added.
  • The Visual Studio 2010 solution files use the same extension as those used by Visual Studio 2008 and so new filenames will need to be used.
  • The project files used by Visual Studio 2010 have a "vcxproj" extension which is different than Visual Studio 2008 and so the filenames will only differ by the extension.
  • The proposed new Visual Studio 2010 solution filenames will add "_vs10" to the already existing solution filenames. Example: server_vs10.sln


The existing Visual Studio 2008 support will not be changing. Changes to solution files and project files would require that both sets be maintained.

Test Plan

Build/Run on Windows.


Supplied by Autodesk.


The project files used by Visual Studio 2010 will use the VC100 compiler/linker and the project files used by Visual Studio 2008 will be kept and still use the VC90 compiler/linker.

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