If you're doing any serious development with Umbraco then chances are you'll need Visual Studio for the full developer experience. In this article we'll show you how you can use Visual Studio as a starting point to install Umbraco from scratch and be up and running in no time.

Nuget is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update third-party libraries and tools in Visual Studio. Make sure its installed before getting started.

  1. Create an empty ASP.NET Web Application in Visual Studio

    Empty Aspnet
  2. Right click your empty ASP.NET project and select "Manage NuGet Packages..."

    Manage Nuget
  3. Search for and install the "Umbraco CMS" NuGet package

    Install Umbraco
  4. Accept all the license agreements and click "Yes to All" when prompted (It's safe to do this since we started from a Empty ASP.NET Project)

    Yes To All
  5. You should see this screen after successful completion - NuGet will install any package dependencies so you will see two packages installed on the confirmation screen.

    Install Complete
  6. This step is optional. If you would like to use Umbraco with Mvc and Razor change the defaultRenderingEngine value in umbracoSettings.config to Mvc.  The default setting is set to WebForms.

    <defaultRenderingEngine>WebForms</defaultRenderingEngine>
    Mvc
  7. Build and run your project to complete the remaining installation steps. That's all!

    Complete

Friday June 21, 2013, By Anton Pham


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