VS2005/8 Syntax Highlighting and other convenience discuss how to use/enhance VS2005/8

I’ve found how to setup syntax highlighting for .cu files in VS2005 (most of you have already done this, right?):

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Goto the “Tools” menu and click “Options…”
  3. In the right pane expand “Text Editor” and select “File Extension”
  4. Enter “cu” extension in the “Extension” textbox
  5. Select “Microsoft Visual C++” in the Editor dropdown box
  6. Click the “Add” button and click “Ok” on the dialog box.

I’m curios if anyone have tried to extend VS IDE via extension interfaces in order to introduce more conveniences to the IDE?

For example, Custom Build step could be extended with a custom form that allows to specify CUDA build parameters. Any thoughts?

Thank you

I’ve been using Eclipse + CDT + MSVC on Vista, which works great and gives you full control of the build process.

That would be very cool. You’d probably want to do this for VS 2008 which has the new APIs, but 2008 isn’t supported yet for some reason :-/ I guess someone could get started anyway and just point nvcc to the 2005 compiler.