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EnergyPlus source code not executing properly

asked 2016-03-09 16:52:45 -0500

Rehan Khalid's avatar


I downloaded the source code and followed the instructions given on

If I use the "run without debugging" or the "debug" option from within Visual Studio, I get the following error: "Unable to start Program: C:\Users\Rehan\Documents\Github\EnergyPlus\Buildd\Debug\All-Build. Access is denied".

Secondly, point # 8 on the link given above says to "manually set the target to EP in visual studio". I am not able to do that. Maybe that is what is causing the issue.

My code builds in both debug and release mode but if I run it using EP launch as well, it does not respond to the changes I made. Rather follows the original installation that I have.

Can anyone suggest what may be happening and a possible fix to the issue.

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answered 2016-03-09 18:27:50 -0500

My idf and epw are in a sub folder under where the sln file is located...\src\projectname folder. In my case C:\MyProjects\EnergyPlus_Build\src\EnergyPlus

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Thank You Sir. Your reply from a previous post also helped in clearing out the issue, specifically copy energyplus.exe and energyplusapi.dll into the root directory folder where IDF editor is located, Thank you once again ! That helped me resolve the issue and solve my problem.

Rehan Khalid's avatar Rehan Khalid  ( 2016-03-10 10:09:19 -0500 )edit

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