Visual Studio Code on Mac OS X for .NET Core and C# Tutorial

Visual Studio Code on Mac OS X for .NET Core and C# Tutorial

Visual Studio Code on Mac OS X for .NET Core and C# Tutorial

We left off Visual Studio Express 2015 Install and Early Days Tutorial as shown below promising …

Along the way I noticed the term “Mac OS X” flash past and you can rest assured I’ll be following up that lead

… and today, as with WordPress 4.1.1’s Visual Studio Code on Mac OS X for .NET Core and C# Tutorial, we follow up on that. In my mind I’d always associated the five below as sacrosanct, with respect to each other …

  • Windows
  • Visual Studio
  • .Net Framework
  • ASP.Net or IIS
  • C#

… but my mind’s world got “rocked” by delving into Visual Studio Express 2015 and noticing that “Mac OS X” reference flash by so that today we involve …

… to create a Hello World web application on http://localhost:50000 on a MacBook Pro laptop. This new local web server connection we feature in the list at Cassini++ WebServer Primer Tutorial.

Now we’re not saying that we didn’t take quite a few sideways steps getting this going, because we did, and so, today, our slideshow presentation will be a Gifpal animated GIF “stream of consciousness” presentation giving you just the gist which you can view here, and some programming code highlights …

… and a few major links below that if followed should get you to where you want to go should you, too, be interested in this topic …

We hope this is of some good food for thought for you, as it was for us.


Previous relevant Visual Studio Express 2015 Install and Early Days Tutorial is shown below.

Visual Studio Express 2015 Install and Early Days Tutorial

Visual Studio Express 2015 Install and Early Days Tutorial

Today we’re creating a Visual Studio Express 2015 VB.Net Project for an Online Project called “Example of math variables and if statements” as an entry level project you could quickly try as your first Visual Studio 2015 Express project.

We say “first” because even though we’ve created more complex Visual Studio projects in the past, we’ve just installed a new Visual Studio version called Visual Studio Express 2015.

We did the install of Visual Studio Express 2015 (using .NET Framework 4.5.2) onto Windows 10 and had no issues, as long as you have more than 8 gB of spare hard disk space. The installs for Visual Studio keep on getting easier to work and visually more pleasing.

Once up and running the VB.Net major piece of code for this Windows Desktop application called “Example of math variables and if statements” you could call Form1.vb fits in to the steps to create the project that went, for us …

  1. Opened Visual Studio Express 2015 in Windows 10 via Windows icon at bottom left -> All Apps -> (look in the V’s for) Visual Studio 2015 (with the purple logo)
  2. File -> New -> Project…
  3. Online
  4. Samples -> Visual Basic -> Web -> Example of math expressions, and if statements
  5. Build -> Build Solution
  6. Debug -> Start without debugging

So this project will create an executable in “C:\Users\[YourUsername]\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\Example of math, variables, and if statements\bin\Debug\Example of math variables and if statements.exe” (believe it or not … was gobsmacked, myself, at the commas in a directory name?!) that could be double clicked as a way to execute independent of the Visual Studio Express 2015 IDE, or the other way to run it is to use the IDE as described in the last two steps above.

We like animated GIFs for a “stream of consciousness” view, as we’ve composed one (using our previously written web application from Animated GIF via PHP Writing PHP Primer Tutorial) to cover highlights of …

  • Visual Studio Express 2015 install on Windows 10
  • “C:\Users\[YourUsername]\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Projects\Example of math, variables, and if statements\bin\Debug\Example of math variables and if statements.exe” desktop Windows form application creation via cloning of an Online VB.Net project

We hope you like it?!

Maybe this is the introduction you need to explore the massive world that Visual Studio (as an IDE for desktop or web or mobile application software) is. Along the way I noticed the term “Mac OS X” flash past and you can rest assured I’ll be following up that lead … (another meaning!) … over time.

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  1. “Very neat article post.Really thank you! Awesome.”

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