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  • Meni 135 posts 157 karma points
    Sep 14, 2017 @ 18:03
    Meni
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    Install Umbraco locally with Visual Studio Code

    Hi, I want to install Umbraco locally on my machine, but it seems that Web Matrix no longer available for downloading. Instead, they recommend to download Visual Studio Code. How then, I can install Umbraco locally? or, is there other simple way? Thanks

  • Nigel Wilson 915 posts 2002 karma points
    Sep 14, 2017 @ 20:03
    Nigel Wilson
    1

    Hi Meni

    My standard process is :

    1. Create an empty MVC project in Visual Studio
    2. Use Nuget to install Umbraco -

    If you have just one website project then you'd install "Umbraco CMS" Nuget package on that project

    If you have other projects that need to reference Umbraco then you install the "Umbraco CMS Core" Nuget on those projects, just making sure the version numbers are consistent between the packages.

    Hope this helps.

    Nigel

  • Simon C 1 post 72 karma points
    Jan 10, 2018 @ 12:32
    Simon C
    1

    Hi Everyone,

    For anyone else reading this who doesn't want to install the full-blown-Visual Studio, but instead wants to use Visual Studio Code:

    1. Go go https://our.umbraco.org/download/ and download the umbraco .zip file
    2. Extract the file to a location of your choice
    3. Download and install IIS Express (if not already installed in C:\Program Files\IIS or C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS)
    4. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    5. Within VS Code, go to View, Extensions.
    6. Search for “IIS”
    7. Install “IIS Express” (by Warren Buckley)
    8. Click the “Reload” button in VS Code.
    9. When VS Code reopens, File, Open Folder - and choose the extracted location you chose earlier
    10. In VS Code, Press Ctrl+Shift+P type “IIS” and select “IIS Express: Start Website”
    11. Umbraco start screen will auto-open in your browser

    (instructions above on my website too, if it helps)

    Simon C, UK

  • Nadine Fisch 153 posts 400 karma points
    May 01, 2018 @ 11:21
    Nadine Fisch
    0

    Hi,

    i followed your instructions, but I get a connection error:

     cannot establish to localhost:36519
    

    can you help me please?

    Cheers, Nadine

  • Damiaan 434 posts 1278 karma points MVP 2x c-trib
    May 01, 2018 @ 12:14
    Damiaan
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    Seems like your IIS express is not running.

  • Damiaan 434 posts 1278 karma points MVP 2x c-trib
    May 01, 2018 @ 12:14
    Damiaan
    1

    Have you tried the procedure as described in the documentation? https://our.umbraco.org/Documentation/Getting-Started/Setup/Install/install-umbraco-with-vs-code

  • Nadine Fisch 153 posts 400 karma points
    May 01, 2018 @ 18:31
    Nadine Fisch
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    yes, I think so. How can I start IIE express? I used CTRL+F5 and also CTRL+ Shift+P + IIS: Express Start Website"

    Nothing seems to work

  • Nadine Fisch 153 posts 400 karma points
    May 02, 2018 @ 06:24
    Nadine Fisch
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    It is working now, I deleted the whole config-folder in

    C:\Users\{user}\Documents\IISExpress\config
    

    then I exectued IISexpress in the IISExpress-Folder

    C:\Program Files\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe
    

    Then I restarted my website wihin Visual Studio Code

    CTRL+ SHIFT+P + RESTART WEBSITE
    

    I thought IIEExpress is started automatically with the last command

  • Sowndar M 24 posts 95 karma points
    Jun 29, 2018 @ 03:43
    Sowndar M
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    Project is working fine I can't see the build or rebuild option in visual studio code. How to do it ?

  • Jan Skovgaard 11239 posts 23375 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Jun 29, 2018 @ 04:06
    Jan Skovgaard
    2

    Hi Sowndar

    You can't build the project using visual studio code out of the box. However you can launch the project using VS code but that's not the same thing as doing a full build of the codebase. If you need to compile some controller logic in your project for instance.

    But in order to get the site running using Visual Studio code you will need to install IIS express, which is also stated in the documentation Damiaan linked to earlier in this thread here https://our.umbraco.com/Documentation/Getting-Started/Setup/Install/install-umbraco-with-vs-code - Once that is done make sure to open up your project int he "umbraco root" folder and hit ctrl+f5 - That should do the trick :)

    VS Code is excellent for editing views and html, css and JavaScript out of the box and it's awesome because it can easily be modified using packages to make a developers life much easier.

    But if you need compile the project then that will require installation of some extra packages and further configuration, which you can learn more about here https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/csharp.

    I will suggest though that you consider downloading visual studio community edition, which a full featured IDE and therefore also heavier in terms of size of course but then you get all the features you need to build etc. out of the box. This is also free and you can download it here https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/community/

    /Jan

  • George 19 posts 49 karma points
    1 week ago
    George
    2

    My advice is "don't"!

    Full blown Visual Studio has got bloated and flaky, and for that reason I love VS Code (when working on .NET Core projects).

    However, with traditional ASP.NET MVC (non Core), which of course Umbraco is, it's very far from a proper IDE. In this situation the intellisense is very poor and the debugging in lacking.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic editor - just one that's designed for Core, not traditional .NET.

    Until Umbraco is .NET Core I would leave VS Code well alone!

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