Friday, March 20, 2015

Applications and Visual Studio (Community 2013)

I've started putting out a few dinky applications that are free for anyone's use:

Download Links:
Prompt Generator (Abilities: generate random prompt, pick prompt, editable prompt file, write from prompt in-program (and save words))
Word War Application (Abilities: write in-program for a set amount of time (but you need to press enter a lot))
Source Codes can be found here

I'm planning some more ambitious projects in the future, and so I decided it was time for me to learn UI or GUI. For this purpose, I've downloaded Microsoft Visual Studio (Community 2013).

First off, it's 11GB, and it took like TEN HOURS to download, so be aware of that. You can tell they weren't codegolfing with it.

I currently have it opening up for the first time, but I had a bit of trouble trying to find out how to open it, because it doesn't create a desktop shortcut to open the application (since I have all my downloads go straight to my desktop, I was able to find the setup really easily, which I thought was going to be the application, but being met only with the options of 'modify,' 'repair,' or 'uninstall' quickly disillusioned me of that belief) . Thanks to this stack page, I was able to locate the application.

To find it, you have to travel to the following destination (with some variance): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv

My suggestion: Right click on the devenv application and create a shortcut to the desktop.

Just thought I'd mention it.

*goes to tinker with Visual Studio now*