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The compile button I mentioned is above the viewport in the UE4 Toolbar. One of its buttons says Compile. The icon looks like an uncolored rubik cube. That is where you can hit compile.
But from what you told me in your comment the problem lies in your setup. UE4 is compiled with/for visual studio 2015. If you want to use the 2013 compiler you have to recompile the UE4 source code with visual studio 2013. I accidently read about it in the forum:
The whole thread is about the change from 2013 to 2015 (and also mentions how to keep using 2013). I think it will answer all your questions better than I can. But since the support for Visual Studio 2013 is going to be dropped, you are probably better of with switching to 2015.
answered Apr 24 '16 at 08:22 PM
Unreal Engine (UE) is designed to integrate smoothly with Visual Studio (VS), allowing you to make code changes in your projects quickly and easily, and immediately see results upon compilation. Setting up VS to work with UE can help improve efficiency and the overall user experience for developers using UE.
- Setting up Visual Studio for C.
- UE4 Using Visual Studio Code 1 Install Visual Studio Code Install following plugins in VS code: Install.NET Core SDK for VS Code and restart computer.
This document covers the basics for setting up your Unreal Engine-to-Visual Studio workflow. While this document focuses on using the most recent versions of UE and VS, you can look at our Visual Studio Legacy Reference Page for help using older versions of UE and VS.
Before Setting Up Your Unreal Engine-to-Visual Studio Workflow
The following table lists which versions of VS are integrated with the binary version of UE.
Unreal Engine Version
Visual Studio Version
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Run the Unreal Engine Prerequisite Installer
When installing UE from the Epic Launcher—or if you clone it from GitHub—the UE prerequisite installer runs automatically. However, if you install or sync UE from Perforce, you will need to manually run the prerequisite installer before running any UE tools you have built locally. This installer is located at [UERootLocation]EngineExtrasRedisten-us] in the code base.
Options for a New Visual Studio Installation
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If you are installing VS for the first time, you will want to make sure that you have the following options enabled.
To add C++ tools to your VS installation, make sure you select Game development with C++ under Workloads, as well as these additional options.
Include the UE Installer
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To include the UE installer when installing VS, locate the Summary sidebar on the right, expand Game Development with C++, and under Optional, make sure the checkbox for Unreal Engine installer is checked to enable it.
The following settings are recommended for developers using VS with UE.
Copy paste bullet point. If the version of VS below looks a little different, it's because the theme was changed to Dark. You can do this by going to Tools > Options > Environment > General > Color theme.
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Increase the Width of Solution Configurations Dropdown Menu
Add the Solution Platforms Dropdown
Turn Off the Error List Window
Typically, the Error List window pops up automatically when you have an error in your code. However, when working with UE, the Error List window can display false error information. It's best to disable the Error List window and use the Output window to see real code errors when working with UE. The following steps show how to turn off the Error List window.
Here are some other configuration settings you might find useful:
For more information about Debug Support, check out the debugging section of our Visual Studio Legacy Page.