Developer Guide and Reference

  • 2021.4
  • 09/27/2021
  • Public Content

Migrate a Project on Windows*

Use the Command Line

Migrate a vcxproj Project

If your project uses Microsoft Visual Studio, you can use the
--vcxprojfile
option to point to the project that requires migration. The Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool will migrate the files you provided as input files. For example:
  1. Open the Vector Add sample in one of the following ways:
    1. Use the oneapi-cli utility to select a sample from the
      Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
      category.
  2. Navigate to the root of the sample project.
    dpct --vcxprojfile=vector-add.vcxproj --in-root=./ --out-root=output_proj src\vector_add.cu
    The command specified above migrates
    src\vector_add.cu
    , which is part of
    vector-add.vcxproj
    . The result of the migration is sent to the
    output_proj
    folder.
    -OR-
    dpct --vcxprojfile=vector-add.vcxproj --in-root=./ --out-root=output_proj
    The command specified above migrates all relevant files the tool found in
    vector-add.vcxproj
    . The result of the migration is sent to the
    output_proj
    folder.

Use Microsoft Visual Studio*

You can use the Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool within the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE to migrate your project to a DPC++ project.
Step 1: Select an Existing Project and Start Migration
To select an existing project in Microsoft Visual Studio and start migration:
  1. From the
    Extensions
    menu, select
    Browse Intel® oneAPI Samples
  2. Select
    Rodinia NW DPCT
    from the
    Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
    category.
  3. Select the
    Project
    menu
    >Migrate Project to DPC++
    .
  4. In the
    Select Project to Migrate
    dialog, click
    Browse
    .
  5. Select the directory and the existing project file in the
    Open
    dialog.
  6. Select the
    Configuration
    and
    Platform
    to migrate.
  7. Click
    OK
    .
Step 2: Specify the Migration Configuration
After selecting an existing project, you will see the
Migration Configuration
dialog. These configurations have default values. You are able to specify the configurations, including the new project file name and directory, the
--in-root
argument, and the additional options for the migration. The command line area is read-only and shows the command line that will be used to migrate the project. The migration starts once you click
OK
.
Step 3: Verify the Source for Correctness
Verify the migration of the source code that uses variables that are declared using preprocessor directives. Inspect the migrated source code, address any DPCT warnings generated, and verify correctness of the new program. For the most accurate and detailed instructions on addressing warnings, see the
Addressing Warnings in the Migrated Code
section of the sample README files.
Emitted Warnings
The Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool notes the places in the code that may require your attention during the migration of the files in order to make the code DPC++ compliant or correct. Comments are inserted into the generated source files and displayed as warnings in the output. For more details on what a particular warning means, see the Diagnostics Reference. An example is below:
/path/to/file.hpp:26:1: warning: DPCT1003:0: Migrated API does not return error code. (*,0) is inserted. You may need to rewrite this code. // source code line for which warning was generated ^
Step 4: Check the Detailed Diagnostic Messages
To learn more details about a diagnostic message, click the
Help
hyperlink in the
Actions
column, which is located in the table in the
Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
view. The detail about why the diagnostic message is generated and information on how to fix the issue are shown.
Specifying Options
You can set your preferences for using the Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool within Microsoft Visual Studio:
  • To always show warnings after migration:
    1. Select
      Tools
      >
      Options
      >
      Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
      >
      General
      .
    2. Select
      True
      (the default) for the
      Always show warnings after migration
      option.
    3. Click
      OK
      .
  • To enable opening code side-by-side:
    1. Select
      Tools
      >
      Options
      >
      Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
      >
      General
      .
    2. Select
      True
      (the default) for the
      Enable opening code side-by-side
      option.
    3. Click
      OK
      .
  • To select a version of the tool:
    If you have multiple versions of the Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool installed, you can select which version to use.
    1. Select
      Tools
      >
      Options
      >
      Intel® DPC++ Compatibility Tool
      >
      Tools
      .
    2. Use the drop-down menu from the step above to select the appropriate version of the tool.
    3. Select the default options (optional).
    4. Click
      OK
      .

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.