Creating a Development VM - Part 6: Installing Visual Studio

This document details how to install and test an SDL Tridion Content Manager 2013 install on Windows 2012 with a SQL Server database.

Creating a Development VM - Part 6

Tutorial Sections:

Installing Visual Studio 2012

  • Map the VM CD/DVD drive to the ISO file with the Visual Studio installation files or alternatively use the exe.
  • Launch the installer.
  • Accept the license agreement and click next
    1-VS-license

  • Select any preferred optional features and select Install.
    2-VS-options

  • Select Yes if prompted.
    3-prompt

  •  Go check your question or answer on Tridion Stack Exchange while it installs.
    4-install

  • Done! Choose Launch or Close the window.
    5-success

  • Choose default settings relevant to your programming habits or aspirations (or simply choose Visual C# Development Settings).
    6-dev-settings

 

Optional: Install other IDEs and Development Software

Optionally add IDEs and source control software such as:

  • Eclipse
  • Notepad++ or Notepad2
  • XML Spy (requires purchase)
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Ankh SVN plugin for Visual Studio

"Kick Start" Your Development VM

Now's a good time to suspend or stop your VM and create another back-up.

Nuno Linhares, author of the original Creating a Development VM article and former Principal Consultant, has since spent a good amount of time setting up SDL Tridion 2013 environments as Product Manager for the SDL Tridion Product Line. As a result, he has shared the kickstart-tridion-environment Visual Studio projects on Google Code.

Features include creating a diamond BluePrint, default schemas, content as well as websites, webservices, and deployers.

Visit the Getting Started wiki page for more information.

Questions, Comments, Recommendations?

This guide can get you started, but it's not the final word on SDL Tridion development setups. Learn more, get practical advice, and offer your own suggestions on Tridion Practice Development VM wiki page.

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About the Author
Alvin Reyes
Consultant

As an SDL Content Management Technologies (CMT) consultant, Alvin enjoys the opportunity to help organizations find solutions that balance business and system needs. He is active in the SDL Tridion technical community, participating on Tridion StackExchange, serving as a functional lead for SDL Tridion Powertools, and actively writing about information systems, business analysis, and especially Tridion on his blog, "Create and Break."

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