I realize this is a noob issue but hope someone can help me sort out what’s wrong and fix it. I followed a tutorial to create the toolchain needed to do C++ development in VSCode including installing Cmake and the CMake Tools extension as specified, without difficulty, but I cannot build projects because “Unable to determine what CMake generator to use. Please install or configure a preferred generator, or update settings.json, your Kit configuration or PATH variable. Error: No usable generator” error.
Part of the configuration was to edit settings.json to add “Nmake Makefiles” which seems to have been done correctly. In trying to troubleshoot this issue I found a Runtime Status message from Cmake saying it was not yet activated and:
“Cannot register ‘cmake.cmakePath’. This property is already registered.”
This seems germane to the problem but I have no idea how to correct it. It would be much appreciated if someone here with much deeper knowledge of Cmake and VSCode could help me out.