C# C# Basics (Retired) Prepare and Plan Introduction

ali raafat
ali raafat
444 Points

how can I run my code and compile it on my windows 7

what should i do thank you

5 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
167,906 Points

Keep going, later courses will teach you exactly that.

If you continue in the C# course series, you can look forward to other courses where you will be directed to build projects on your own computer using Visual Studio!

ali raafat
ali raafat
444 Points

can i use another text editor and compile it

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
167,906 Points

When you get to those courses, sure. But the editor in Visual Studio is quite versatile, and there are plug-ins available to make it do most things you might want. I use the "VsVim" plug-in myself.

I wouldn't recommend following along on your local machine yet. It requires lots of setting up and installing etc.

I would recommend following along in Workspaces so your tools are exactly the same :smile:

I hope this helps. ~Alex

Randy Eichelberger
Randy Eichelberger
445 Points

When you're learning you should be using Visual Studio as your IDE. There's absolutely no reason to use vim or any other text editor. The intellisense with VS is the best there is for C# and if you're learning is invaluable. No reason to make things harder on yourself just for the sake of it.

I've just heard a video explaining "VsVim" plug-in and I enjoyed how fast it is to move between the code. I think I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks Steven for mentioning that.

Visual Studio 2017 is your best bet, but install it after you are done learning how to create a console application because as of right now, the instructor is teaching how to make it on the web via the Treehouse workspace.