This article might be only interesting for folks who work with XP…
- Create a website called ‘Sitecore 5.3 Playground’
- Start installing the latest version of 5.3 on your machine, in for me:
D:\NET Development\Sitecore project\Sitecore 5.3 Playground\
- Point the webroot of the site, created by 1 to your %installdir%/Website/
- Launch the site, do some trouble shooting depending on which database should do the tric.
- As a best practise, create a new account for yourself and set the admin password to some othervalue then string.Empty :).
- Create an Web Application project in your default VS2005 folder(for me: C:\Documents and Settings\agr\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects) with the name: SitecorePlayground.
- Exclude the Default.aspx and Web.config from the project.
- Now create a Windows Class Library ‘SitecoreXamlPlayground’.
- Exclude Class1.cs from your project.
- Just shutdown VS2005 or close the current solution.
- Open the VS 2005 standard folder
- Find the folder ‘SitecorePlayGround’ with Subfolder ‘SitecorePlayground’. Open it.
- Copy the Properties-folder, SitecorePlayground.csproj and SitecorePlayground.csproj.user naar %installdir%/Website/
- Do nearly the same for just the SitecoreXamlPlayground.csproj.
- Now doubleclick SitecorePlayground.csproj to start Visual Studio. A new solution ‘SitecorePlayground’ is created by VS2005.
- Right-click on the solution > Add > Exsisting Project > SitecoreXamlPlayground
- Now close the solution in Visual Studio, the IDE will ask you where to place the .sln-file. I recommend %installdir% over %installdir%/Website.
Now it’s time to have a cup of coffee and start playing!