I finally got mygui compiling, but when I run the layout editor I get the Ogre startup window, but I can't view any options or select a render system. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to solve it?
You need to copy Ogre render system dll's. Also check if you have plugins.cfg in directory where you have exe.
I didn't think that is the problem unfortunatly. All the files are there, but it is saying in the console readout that plugins.cfg can't be found. If I run it from the folder directly it works like normal and I select directx and run but it crashes. And i can't debug it from the folder. It's odd that I get a different result when I run it from visual studio. Here is a screenshot.
Ah, you are using old MyGUI version that don't have proper working directory in VisualStudio 2010.
So either set working directory manually or download newer MyGUI version.