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Custom Build Step in Visual Studio?

Hello,

after months of procrastinating, I've finally installed CUDA and have successfully compiled a simple CUDA application in Visual Studio 2008. However, as I don't have a CUDA-enabled GPU on this machine, I need to run the code using an emulator.

According to here:
http://llpanorama.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/my-first-cuda-program/
I merely need to "add the following option to the Custom Build Step command line: -deviceemu".

However, as a newbie to C (and particularly VS) I have no idea how to do this. Can someone guide me please?

I know where the Cuda.Rules file is (which I've added to the project already) if that helps...

Thank you!
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InteractiveMind
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jkrCommented:
It's explained in detail just a bit before that '-deviceemu' thingy:

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In its default configuration, Visual C++ doesn’t know how to compile .cu file. It has to be told explicitly how to do this using a Custom Build Step. This is done by right-clicking on the example1.cu file and selecting Properties from the drop-down menu. In the Property Pages window that appears, set the Custom Build Step command line as follows:

    Configuration Properties ¿ Custom Build Step ¿ General:
    Command Line =
    “$(CUDA_BIN_PATH)\nvcc.exe” -ccbin “$(VCInstallDir)bin” -c -D_DEBUG -DWIN32 -D_CONSOLE -D_MBCS -Xcompiler /EHsc,/W3,/nologo,/Wp64,/Od,/Zi,/MTd -I”$(CUDA_INC_PATH)” -I./ -o $(ConfigurationName)\example1.obj example1.cu

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Just add '-deviceemu' to that very command line.
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InteractiveMindAuthor Commented:
Sorted, thanks, jkr.

Unfortunately though, I'm having other problems (hopefully unrelated) whilst executing the code, for which I shall post a new thread.
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