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Author Paxxi
Recipients Paxxi, jkloth, ned.deily, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2017-06-24.19:26:33
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Currently I have VS2017 installed without C++ tooling for .NET development. The C++ tooling breaks other projects I'm working on.

I have VS2015 Community update 3 installed with C++ tooling and the latest compatible Windows SDK.

Before this patch everything builds as expected using PCBuild\build.bat -e. After this patch it fails instantly with

Using "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\\MSBuild\15.0\Bin\msbuild.exe" (found in the Visual Studio 2017 registry)

C:\code\cpython>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\\MSBuild\15.0\Bin\msbuild.exe" "C:\code\cpython\PCbuild\pcbuild.proj" /t:Build /m /nologo /v:m /p:Configuration=Release /p:Platform=Win32 /p:IncludeExternals=true /p:IncludeSSL=true /p:IncludeTkinter=true /p:UseTestMarker= /p:GIT="C:\Program Files\Git\cmd\git.exe"
C:\code\cpython\PCbuild\pythoncore.vcxproj(42,3): error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets\Microsoft.Cpp.Default.props" was not found. Confirm that the p ath in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

Commenting out the following lines from find_msbuild.bat and everything is back to working

@rem VS 2017 sets exactly one install as the "main" install, so we may find MSBuild in there.
@reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\SxS\VS7" /v 15.0 /reg:32 >nul 2>nul
@if NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 @for /F "tokens=1,2*" %%i in ('reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\SxS\VS7" /v 15.0 /reg:32') DO @(
    @if "%%i"=="15.0" @if exist "%%k\MSBuild\15.0\Bin\msbuild.exe" @(set MSBUILD="%%k\MSBuild\15.0\Bin\msbuild.exe")
@if exist %MSBUILD% (set _Py_MSBuild_Source=Visual Studio 2017 registry) & goto :found
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