Universal Windows Platform – Setup and Start

Setup

If not done already, enable 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 then choose Community 2017 from Download for Windows in the Visual Studio IDE section.

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Then on the Thank you for downloading Visual Studio page and the download 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 make sure the Universal Windows Platform development option from Workloads in the Visual Studio Installer has been chosen.

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Then make sure the latest Windows 10 SDK has been chosen from the Optional section under Universal Windows Platform development option from Summary in the Visual Studio Installer if not already included in Summary, then select Install and follow any instructions to complete the installation.

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Start

In Windows 10 choose Start, and then from the Start Menu find 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, other options there include Stop to finish Debugging.

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When a Solution or Project is opened or created, 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, 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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