When you open visual
studio 2010 for the first time on your computer, it asks you to select one of
the programming languages as the default for visual studio. Choose C# for the
default. Other than the first time, whenever you open VS2010 you will see the
first window as the following image.
Select new project to
start a new project and a new window will come up like the following image (If
you want to open an existing project, you can select open a project).
For now on visual C#,
select console application and browse the place that you want to save your
project. Change the name of the project if you want and select OK.
When you select OK, the
main page of visual studio opens up and you will see some lines of code in it
For now ignore the codes
and try to make the required changes in the window to be able to have the most
control over your code. Go to view tab and activate “Other Windows - Properties”,
“Solution Explorer”, and “Error List”. Drag each window to a side of the main
window that you feel comfortable as the following images.
At the end your window
should look like something like the next image. Now you are ready to start
learning about coding. Having the same order of position for these windows while you are coding helps a lot to be fast in error finding and debugging.