Try Visual Studio 2015 CTP in Windows 10 tech preview

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015

Microsoft announced new update for ASP.NET 5 and released Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 on Monday. So I think I should try the new features earlier since I get spare time today.

Let me start from Visual Studio 2015 CTP version. I have not tried it yet. Because it is still a preview version, so I decide to install it in Windows 10 tech preview system.

Actually I might not want to try this time if I did not read Scott Gu’s blog:

…..1) You can deploy the .NET Core runtime with your app which means your app will run with this deployed version of the runtime rather than the version of the runtime that is installed on the host operating system. Your version of the runtime runs side-by-side with versions for other apps. You can update that runtime, if needed, without affecting other apps, or you can continue running on the same version even though other apps on the system have been updated. This makes app deployment and framework updates much easier and less impactful to other apps running on a system.

Scott’s blog made me existing: a really cool new feature! I really want to try earlier.

So now let me start to install VS 2015 CTP:

1: Asked me to choose install location and install type, I selected Custom

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2: In next step I checked on extra install items such as something related mobile development and cross-platform development.

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3: Now the installation start:

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4: After long time install process, finally the installation ended. and you will see the icon in task bar is some different with Visual Studio 2013:

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5: Now I want to create a new web project:

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6: Click next button, you will see a following window which is different with previous VS version, I select ASP.NET 5 Preview Starter Web template:

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7: After the project built, you will see the first project screen:

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8: Just run it, you will see the default web project home page like below:

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Looks like ASP.NET 5 will be running cross-platform soon Smile