I previously wrote a small article on CUDA support for VS2015, to support CUDA compilation of older projects. Following the same principle we can 'hack' CUDA compilation support in VS2017.
What you need
- CUDA installation with visual studio integration for VS. I used CUDA 8.0 and VS2015 respectively.
- VS2017 (any edition)
Copying the required files
- To allow CUDA compilation we have to copy a few files. Find the CUDA 8.0 setting files in the VS2015 buildcustomizations directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V140\BuildCustomizationsNote: If you use a different VS version, you have to change the 'V140' accordingly (V120 for VS2013 for example).
- Copy the following files: CUDA 8.0.props, CUDA 8.0.targets, CUDA 8.0.xml, and Nvda.Build.CudaTasks.v8.0.dll
- Find the VS2017 buildcustomizations directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets\BuildCustomizationsNote: I used the VS2017 Community edition. If you have another edition, change 'Community' in the path accordingly.
- Paste the CUDA files here.
You can now load and compile your VS2015 CUDA projects in VS2017. When you first open your project in VS2017, make sure to not upgrade your project to VS2017, otherwise this won't work.