Universal Windows Platform – Setup and Start

Setup

If not done already, enable your device for Developer Mode in Windows 10, choose Start and then Settings

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From Windows Settings choose Update & security

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Then choose For developers and make sure Developer mode is selected

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Install

If not done already, visit VisualStudio.com and choose Community 2017 from Download Visual Studio.

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Then on the Thank you for downloading Visual Studio page when the prompt appears, select Run.

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Once downloaded, this should start the Visual Studio Installer, then select Continue to prepare the Installation.

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Once ready then select at least the Universal Windows Platform development option from Workloads in the Visual Studio Installer, then select Install and follow any instructions.

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Start

In Windows 10 choose Start, and then from the Start Menu locate and select Visual Studio 2017

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Once launched, Visual Studio 2017 should appear.

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Guide

In Visual Studio 2017 there is the Menu at the top of the application.

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Below the Menu is the Toolbar, options there include Local Machine to start Debugging

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When an Application is running, options there include Stop to finish Debugging.

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When a Solution or Project is opened or created, when from the Menu choose View and then Code, the Code is then displayed next to the Side Bar in the main part of Visual Studio 2017 as the Code View.

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Also when a Solution or Project is opened or created, when from the Menu choose View and then Designer, the Designer is then displayed next to the Side Bar in the main part of Visual Studio 2017, the Upper Pane is the Design View and the Lower Pane is the XAML View.

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