We have been receiving queries on OEM 2017 makewizard, to reach large audience I posting the necessary Visual studio 2015 set up requirements needed for successful build of OEM application.
Problem: ‘Next’ button is greyed out in OEM makewizard 2017?
Developing Environment for AutoCAD \OEM 2017 is Visual Studio 2015.
If OEM application doesn’t find VC++ or MFC tools, application disables ‘NEXT’ control.
In Visual Studio 2015, Visual C++ is not installed by default. When installing, be sure to choose Custom installation and then choose the C++ components you require. Or, if Visual Studio is already installed, choose File | New | Project | C++ and you will be prompted to install the necessary components.
You have to install MFC and VC++ tools, please follow this blog.
Essentially, the three tools that the OemMakeWizard is looking for are: rc.exe, nmake.exe and sn.exe.
Nmake.exe gets installed in VC\tools.
It actually searches for all three of these on the search path. But it runs vcvars32.bat to setup that search path.