# How to compile CONNECT examples in Visual Studio 2019

I can compile all examples in the CONNECT SDK in the developer shell. Now I am trying to open the solutions in Visual Studio 2019 and compile inside VS.

I made a copy of MicroStationDeveloperShell.bat and added this line at the end so Visual Studio would open:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Professional\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"

When I open MyApp.sln and try to compile, I get this output:

Rebuild All started: Project: MyApp, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1>C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Professional\MSBuild\Microsoft\VC\v160\Microsoft.MakeFile.Targets(50,5): warning MSB8005: The property 'NMakeReBuildCommandLine' doesn't exist. Skipping...
1>Done building project "MyApp.vcxproj".
========== Rebuild All: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========

I know in SS3, had to create a solution and manually add the build Command Line in the NMake property.

Since the CONNECT examples already have solution files, I assumed this would not be necessary. Am I missing something?

As a test, manually added the build Command Line and added the mdl\include path in hte Include Directors.

But this only got me so far. It is producing the mdlapps.ma file but not mdlapps.dll and I am getting many compile errors.

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