NOTE: This course was originally written using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop. So, the screenshots and videos may look slightly different from the current version – Visual Studio Community Edition 2022. However, these lessons still work in the latest version.
At the end of this lesson, you will know how to…
- Install Visual Studio on your computer, to begin writing the game.
Installing Visual Studio Community 2022
To write a program, you need an editor – a specialized word processor for writing programs.
Most C# (and VB.Net) programmers use Visual Studio, from Microsoft.
The latest version (as of April 2022) is Visual Studio Community Edition 2022. It’s free to download and use. You can get it here:
Here’s a video on how to download and install Visual Studio Community Edition 2022. Please watch the video to the end, and there is information about the different forms of .NET. This will help prevent the biggest source of problems people have encountered – using .NET 5 or 6, when these lessons where written for .NET Framework.
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