Subject: Re: [boost] [VS2017][release] vswhere.exe
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-28 14:34:07
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost <
> This is regarding issues with locating VS 2017 toolset(s).
> From CMake ml, I learned about vswhere utility being developed by Microsoft
> vswhere.exe (390 KB) is downloadable from
> I'm not sure how exactly, but perhaps it would solve some of the
> Boost.Build's headache (eg. particular PowerShell version required).
> For example, it can
> find all VS versions I've got installed (10.0, 11.0, 12.0, 14.0, 15.0):
> vswhere.exe -legacy
> find a particular version:
> vswhere -legacy -version [11.0,12.0)
Yes, we are ware of that utility. As we advocated (or rather more like
pestered) MS to write it. Unfortunately it didn't make it into the release
itself. And at least because of license issues I'm not comfortable
including it in the Boost tree, or install. Once Microsoft includes it as
part of a VS release and installs it so that it is accessible in the PATH
we will use it.
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