Visual Studio 2008
Offload KB - getting-started
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If the Offload™ Installer was used, and the Compiler Controller was installed, you can simply use the Visual Studio AddIn to enable Offload™ on a file in the solution. This is often the easiest way to quickly learn how to use Offload™.
Open the Solution Explorer and navigate to a C++ file of your choice. Right clicking on the file, a new menu option for ‘Activate Offload’ should be visible, click this option. Now Offload™ will be used to compile the file you selected. Offload™ will build the file solely for PPU until an __offload block is inserted into the code however.
Please note that you do not have to use the Offload™ plugin but it is recommended if you are trying Offload™ for the first time. You can also easily invoke Offload™ via the console integrated with your internal build systems.