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
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
Select any preferred optional features and select Install.
Select Yes if prompted.
Go check your question or answer on Tridion Stack Exchange while it installs.
Done! Choose Launch or Close the window.
Choose default settings relevant to your programming habits or aspirations (or simply choose Visual C# Development Settings).
Optional: Install other IDEs and Development Software
Optionally add IDEs and source control software such as:
- 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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