Friday, February 21, 2014

Introducing Visual Studio

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Visual Studio:

  • Visual  Studio  is  nothing  but  the  Visual  IDE (Integrated  Development Environment), which is needed to development applications with .NET Framework.
  • The IDE integrates three features:
           i.  Editor
           ii. Compiler (For compilation)
           iii. Interpreter (For running the application)
  • In simple, we can say like .NET Framework is something that is required to run the .NET applications  and which also offers the necessary library and Visual Studio is something that is required to develop the .NET applications.

Visual Studio Versions:

  • There  are  several  versions  in  Visual  Studio  like  Visual  Studio  2002,  Visual  Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio 2010  (as shown in the previous table).

Getting started with Visual Studio:

  • To  start  with  Visual  Studio  2010,  click  Start Programs  ―> Microsoft  Visual Studio 2010 ―> Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  • Then the screen appears like this:

  • Finally, Visual Studio 2010 will be opened. The initial screens looks like this:

System Requirements of Visual Studio 2008

  • Processor:
              i.  Minimum: P-IV
              ii. Recommended: Higher than P-IV
  • RAM:
             i.  Minimum: 512 MB
             ii. Recommended: 1 GB (or above)
  • OS
            i.  MS Windows
            ii. (XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Windows 7) 
  • Hard disk free space
           i. 4.2 GB (on system drive ( C: ))
  • Internet Connection (optional)
          i. (To get latest news and updates from Microsoft‘s web site)

System Requirements of Visual Studio 2010

  • Processor
        i.  Minimum: P-IV
        ii. Recommended: Higher than P-IV
  • RAM
        i.  Minimum: 512 MB
        ii. Recommended: 1 GB (or above)
  • OS
        i.  MS Windows
        ii. (XP Service Pack 3 / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / Windows 7)
  • Hard disk free space
        i.  6.3 GB (on system drive ( C: ))
        
  • Internet Connection (optional)
        (To get latest news and updates from Microsoft‘s web site)