It is painful to work with CUDA source files (
*.cu) in Visual Studio without syntax highlighting. Nvidia provides a
usertype.dat file that can be used for this purpose. Here is how:
Install the GPU Computing SDK. Note that this is not the same as the CUDA Toolkit, which is a prerequisite for the SDK. The SDK installs into the
%NVSDKCOMPUTE_ROOT% directory. On Windows 7, typically this is
C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK 3.2
Go to the
%NVSDKCOMPUTE_ROOT%\C\doc\syntax_highlighting\visual_studio_8 directory. Use the
usertype.dat file that is here and follow the instructions in the
Readme.txt file that is here.
Restart Visual Studio.
Tried with: CUDA 3.2