I am doing a collection of blog posts, you can access the other parts of this post below.
- Part 1 – Introduction
- Part 2 – Setting up and configuring Host Computer using Hyper V and a Wireless Network
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing SQL 2012
- Installing Office 2013
- Installing Visual Studio
- Setting up the Menu
- Part 4 – Installing Active Directory
- Part 5 – Configuring SQL 2012 ready for SharePoint 2013 and Kerberos.
- Part 6 – Installing SharePoint 2013
- Part 7 – Configuring Hosting Apps
- Part 8 – Configuring My Sites and User Profiles
- Part 9 – Configuring Workflow
- Part 10 – Setting up Visual Studio
Setting up Visual Studio
The last part of this 10 part series is to set up visual studio so you can start developing on your machine.
- From the Start menu, type Visual Studio 2012 and open the application.
- As it is the first time Visual studio 2012 has opened, you will be prompted with choose default environment settings dialog. Choose your preference. Mine is Visual C# Development Settings. For the local help documentation, I’m selected None so that I don’t fill up my virtual machine with help files that I can obtain by looking online. Click Start Visual Studio.
- As soon as I loaded up my environment, I got a message saying that there are Visual Studio 2012 updates from the system tray of my Server. Either click the icon in the system tray, or select from the Visual Studio menu Tools > Extensions and Updates… Update anything that needs updating.
- Close Visual Studio 2012.
Install Office and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools
- From the Start Menu, type Microsoft Web Platform Installer. Open the Application.
- Once loaded, in the Search box type SharePoint press Enter.
- Select Add for Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 – Preview 2
- Then Click Install.
- Click I Accept on the Prerequisties page.
- Once complete, you will have the Office and SharePoint tools installed for Visual Studio.