Author steve.dower
Recipients dstufft, eric.araujo, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2017-05-17.17:54:52
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Visual Studio 2017 (including VC 14.1) cannot be discovered by the old registry key method. There is a new method that requires instantiating a COM class and querying for all installs, then selecting one.

My pyfindvs library ( can find a VS 2017 installation, and I propose porting the core C function into Python so that distutils._msvccompiler can use it.

This would be internal and not for public use (except via the normal build_ext API).
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