setting up C# project with VSCode
# Setting up C# project with VSCode: # 1. Open File Explorer and create a folder on your disk, then select the # file path and to open the Command Prompt at the current path, type: cmd # (For the purpose of this guide, the folder is called 'MyFolder') # The Command Prompt should look like this: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1165] (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\name\MyFolder> # 2. Create .sln file and check the directory. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet new sln -n "SlnFileName" C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dir # ('dir' lists the content of the current directory so you # can check to see any files/folders updates) # 3. Create new console project folder and check the directory. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet new console -n "ProjectName" C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dir # 4. Create class library folder and check the directory. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet new classlib -n "LibraryName" C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dir # (you could use 'cls' to clear the console and make it easier to read) # 5. Add project to solution. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet sln SlnFileName.sln add ./ProjectName/ProjectName.csproj # 6. Add library to solution. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet sln SlnFileName.sln add ./LibraryName/LibraryName.csproj # 7. Project references the library. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>dotnet add ProjectName/ProjectName.csproj reference LibraryName/LibraryName.csproj # 8. Move the command line into a new project folder and check the directory. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>cd ProjectName C:\Users\name\MyFolder\ProjectName>dir # 9. Launch VSCode from cmd. This will open VSCode with the current folder # already open. When VSCode has launched, there should be a little pop-up # message in the bottom right of the screen saying 'Required assets to # build and debug are missing from 'ProjectName'. Add them?'. You want to # click 'Yes' to add 'launch.json' and 'tasks.json' files. C:\Users\name\MyFolder\ProjectName>Code .. # 10. Now, close VSCode. In cmd, go back one folder, to 'MyFolder'. # Lastly, open VSCode. Your default 'Program.cs' file should be located # in the 'ProjectName' folder. C:\Users\name\MyFolder\ProjectName>cd .. C:\Users\name\MyFolder>Code .. # Please comment if you have any queries/suggestions, or contact me (EAJB) # on the Grepper Discord community.