Thursday, May 26, 2011

Creating a Solution

Now I will explain how to create a solution.

A solution is a container for a set of projects. A Project is a container for code files. The code files in the project usually relate to each other and all the project in a solution relate to each other. You can reference other projects that are in the solution with ease.

I use Visual Studio 2010. But the same principles apply in setting up a new solution.
First you click on New Project. Then you Select what type of project you want to create. Here I am going to create a Windows Form Application. You set a name for the solution and click ok.

Congratulations, you now have solution set up and you can start coding/creating an application.
I will continue in my next post. For now look around your IDE and see what you can find. Play around a bit. Ask me questions.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Get started with c#

Well we are about to get started with programming in c#. There will be no coding yet, but first we need to make sure we have our computers set up to write and compile our code. I will assume you are using a windows machine for this.

You can have many different editors. For c# I suggest getting the visual c# express edition. This is free and makes building projects easy. You can download it here

If you are a student of an accredited school, you can go to and get the professional version of visual studio 2010 and 2008.

If you want just a simple text editor with syntax highlighting I suggest notepad++
this can be useful if you want to look at example code as it highlights syntax and all that good stuff.

These are sometimes refereed to as IDEs. (integrated development environments).

Just download what you want and install. If you want to customize anything you can, I usually stick with the defaults, and make adjustments later when I need to.

If you are unfamiliar with anything I mentioned here, ask me in the comments and I will explain better. I will also go more in depth into terms later on.

See you soon.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello my computer friends.


This blog will be me talking about random computer interests of mine. I will also think about creating beginner computer programming tutorials in c++, c#, java and others.

I will also be talking about new technology news and the like.

I hope you enjoy and what I will have to blog about.