Can't package because project doesn't recognize Visual Studio; other projects do
EDIT: It turns out that this was because I disabled the plugin "Visual Studio Integration." Protip: that's generally a bad idea when you need Visual Studio.
Since updating to 4.19, I have been unable to package my project because it does not recognize that I have Visual Studio installed, both 2015 and 2017 with proper C++ components. I do not use C++, but I have a plugin that requires it. The weird part (at least from my perspective) is that this happens on multiple computers when I copy the project over, but it does not apply to other projects made on the same computer(s).
I get the feeling that some setting is messed up somewhere and it doesn't even know that it's looking for Visual Studio, because when I open the file menu, I see this as part of the menu:
A healthy project file shows this:
If you contrast the second-to-last option, you will see that the unhealthy menu shows the word "None" where the healthy one shows "Visual Studio."
When I go to actually package the project (for Windows 64-bit,) I get the "Installing Visual Studio" message that typically displays when other people have this type of issue computer-wide:
I don't really know what to make of this. I did some checking through various config files, comparing them with a healthy project, but found nothing conclusive (though I am not experienced.) I'm looking for ideas at this point, and am willing to share any files that are necessary (within reason, of course.) While this isn't impacting my development process, it does prevent me from releasing updates.
Try to go into directory of your project and right click yourprjectname.uproject and click generate visual studio files also take a look if you have yourprjectname.sln in your project's directory.
answered May 03 '18 at 06:59 PM
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