Developers Notes

These notes are provided here for developers or project contributors wishing to download, examine, understand, compile and test, run or patch the code from this site.

You do not need to download and build the source code to use MVCPAT. If that is your intention then please install MVCPAT obtainable from the 'Releases' tab of this site

Visual Studio Pre-Requisites

This project will build in either Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012.
Each build from each version of Visual Studio delivers a release of MVCPAT targeted for that version of Visual Studio only.
Note: At this time, you cannot build a version of MVCPAT in either version of Visual Studio that targets both versions of Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2010

To build the code for Visual Studio 2010, you must have the following programs and tools installed on your machine to build, test or run the source code of this project.
  1. Visual Studio 2010 Professional/Premium/Ultimate (SP1 is optional)
  2. Visual Studio 2010 SDK (or Visual Studio 2010 SDK SP1 if you have installed the SP1 of Visual Studio 2010)
  3. NuPattern Tools obtained from the CodePlex project or the Visual Studio Gallery.
  4. (Optional) Git Source Control extension obtained from the Visual Studio Gallery.

Visual Studio 2012

To build the code for Visual Studio 2012, you must have the following programs and tools installed on your machine to build, test or run the source code of this project.
  1. Visual Studio 2012 Professional/Premium/Ultimate
  2. Visual Studio 2012 SDK
  3. NuPattern Tools obtained from the CodePlex project or the Visual Studio Gallery.
  4. (Optional) Git Source Control extension obtained from the Visual Studio Gallery.

Compiling the Source Code

The following steps are needs to be executed prior to compiling the source code of MVCPAT.
  1. Install the pre-requisites above.
  2. Download the source code from this site (from the 'Source Code' tab)
  3. Open either 'MVCAppToolkit.vs2010.sln' or MVCAppToolkit.vs2012.sln' solution in Visual Studio.
  4. Select the approproate Solution Configuration (i.e. Debug-VS2010 or Debug-VS2010)
  5. Clean, and Rebuild the solution.

Last edited May 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM by jezzsa, version 4

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