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Plug in Build Error

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01-30-2013 03:25 PM

Hello there,


I am convenrting VB 6.0 macros to Plug-in's... using Visual Basic 2010 Express.


After selecting AUtodesk InventorAddIn Template from Project templates when doing  build in Visual Studio 2010 express Getting Following Error..


Error 1 The command "call "%VS100COMNTOOLS%vsvars32"
mt.exe -manifest "C:\Users\amoolya\AppData\Local\Temporary Projects\MyInvPlug\MyInvPlug.X.manifest" -outputresource:"C:\Users\amoolya\AppData\Local\Temporary Projects\MyInvPlug\bin\Release\MyInvPlug.dll";#2" exited with code 9009. MyInvPlug


Looks very unususal. can somebody help me please..

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Inventor Applications Engineer


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Re: Plug in Build Error

01-31-2013 02:59 PM in reply to: ADNpati


I checked this problem and find that the point is that the mt.exe may not on your machine.


Since Inventor 2012 we take use of the registry-free tech for the addins, and we updated the InventorWizards to help users to create the registry-free addins easily. The problem you encountered here is that the macro in the post-event of the addin project could not run, and the point is that it will call the MT.exe(manifest tool) is not found on your machine. I guess that you may not have the Windows SDK installed on your machine, and the VS Express version does not include the Windows SDK installer neither. So I would recommend that you download and install the Windows SDK from, and then try to compile the addin.


The above procedure is from Rocky Zhang from Autodesk Solutions.


When I started Installing SDK, Installation is getting failed and I googled around trying to fix the installation issue.

And found Solution.


Microsoft now has a knowledge base article called Windows SDK Fails To install with Return Code 5100   that describes this problem and its fix.


Solution: Uninstall any existing Visual C++ 2010 redistributable. 


I googled around and found this page:


and the advice there worked. Basically you could have one of several problems, and you have to look in the log file to see whats going on. In my log file i had:



6:17:07 PM Saturday, February 02, 2013: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Setup\SFX\vcredist_x64.exe installation failed with return code 5100


Although you might have a different problem then me. Try the solutions at the ctrl+f5 and websites that i linked.


Then reinstall SDK and compile Addin.


In Shortcut,


Install windows SDK from Windows website if you are getting installation Error Uninstall any existing Visual C++ 2010 redistributable.  (both x86 and x64) and reinstall SDK. Then compile.


Hoped this helped!!!!


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