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Batch file to run the most recent vsvars32.bat

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/28

The below batch file finds and runs the latest vsvars32.bat on a system.

vsvars32.bat initializes the path and other environment variables to run Visual Studio and command-line tools (like csc.exe, xsd.exe, editbin.exe).

The batch file employs a few tricks from:

  :: Run the most recent vsvars32.bat

  :: test these environment variables that have 110 or 120 in them (future enhancements: support more Visual Studio versions):
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2002: VS70COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio .NET 2003: VS71COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2005: VS80COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2008: VS90COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2010: VS100COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2012: VS110COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: Visual Studio 2013: VS120COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: VS130COMNTOOLS was skipped:
  :: Visual Studio 2015: VS130COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\
  :: They contain `vsvars32.bat` which will update the `PATH` so it includes where `xsd.exe`, `csc.exe`, `editbin.exe` and others reside
  :: Different examples:
  :: and
  :: or give it a go for any version:
  setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
  :: delayed expansion allows for the exclamation marks
  :: see
  :: see
  for %%v in (70 71 80 90 100 110 120 130) do if not [!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!]==[] set VSCOMNTOOLS=!VS%%vCOMNTOOLS!
  endlocal & call :do call "%VSCOMNTOOLS%vsvars32.bat"
  goto :eof

  echo %*
  goto :eof


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