Configuring Visual Lint for use with the Google C++ Style Checker (cpplint.py) is quite straightforward.
The Configuration Wizard can be invoked from the Configuration Wizard command on the Visual Lint toolbar. When run, it will guide you through the process of configuring Visual Lint for use with supported analysis tools:
The Analysis Tools page allows you to select which analysis tool to configure:
The Select Analysis Tool Installation Folder page will guide you through downloading cpplint.py (if required) and locate the cpplint.py installation folder:
Once set, this path is recorded in the registry for subsequent use.
cpplint.py is implemented as a Python script, and requires Python 2.x to be installed to run. If a Python installation is not detected, Visual Lint will prompt you to download it.
Once your cpplint.py installation has been located, proceeding through the Completion page will save the changes, whereupon cpplint.py will become available for analysis purposes.
It should be noted that the Configuration Wizard is not the only way to configure Visual Lint, as it is also possible to configure it manually via the Visual Lint Options command on the toolbar or (where available) the "Tools" menu.