The D program to launch doesn't exist in Visual Studio 2017

Daniel Kozák kozzi11 at
Wed Nov 21 20:42:06 UTC 2018

On Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 18:34:38 UTC, Roboticist wrote:
> I'm just trying to set up a community version of the Visual 
> Studio 2017 on my x64 PC (Windows 10) to program in D based on 
> dmd compiler. In particular, I can build my snippet, but 
> running the code returns the following error:
> The program to lunch does not exist.
> Additionally, the output window of my Visual Studio returns 
> this:
> Building Win32\Debug\Test.exe...
> OPTLINK (R) for Win32  Release 8.00.17
> Copyright (C) Digital Mars 1989-2013  All rights reserved.
> OPTLINK : Error 8: Illegal Filename
> ========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 
> skipped ==========
> My file name is just "Test.d", so I have know idea what it 
> means by illegal file name.
> Does anybody know anything about this issue?

What is the full output path? I mean the complete path as a 

You have mentioned that you have Win64(x64) windows 10 and use 
visual studio 2017. Why would you use optlink anyway? How did you 
install D?

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