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Installation of WCSF for Visual Studio 2010

Posted by Paul on November 25, 2010


Step 1: First we have to install Guidance Automation Extensions for 2010. Guidance Automation provides the infrastructure for automated project creation actions inside Visual Studio IDE.

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/25e4b5e9-65e4-4950-967d-5f1e6a9dcbeb

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Click on the Install button to proced.

Step 2: After installing the GAX 2010, you can proceed with downloading the actual WCSF 2010.

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/8fc2c9d6-5282-404b-9c58-e72b326b1e26

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Click the Install button to proceed with and you could see the status below.

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Validating the Installation

You can validate the installation by running VS 2010 and creating a new WCSF solution.

Execute VS 2010 and choose File > New Project

You should be able to select the project option below:

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Select “Web Client Solution” from the dialog and enter the project name and click Ok button.

Now you will be prompted with further WCSF project options

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Click Finish to complete the wizard. This will create 1 Shell Module and 1 website with all the necessary library file references added.

Back in the IDE you can try executing the project. You should be able to see the application below.

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