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How To Build / Prepare The Environment

My development system started with:

  • Windows 8
  • Visual Studio 2012 / Update 1 (including SQL Server LocalDB)
  • Windows Azure SDK v2.0

I then used Nuget to pull down:  (easier to do after setting up your solution)

  • Enterprise Library 5.0 – Auto-scaling Application Block (search for ‘wasabi’)
  • Enterprise Library 5.0 – Transient Fault Handling Application Block (search for ‘topaz’)

Because of the SQL Server LocalDB installation, the DACfx libraries were already on my system.  If you need to download them, you can find them here:

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Data-Tier Application Framework (November 2012)

It is also convenient to install EnterpriseLibrary.Config.  This can be found in Visual Studio under Tools/Extensions and Updates.  This tool provides a GUI for viewing/modifying app.config sections for both WASABi and Topaz.

You will also want to download a client tool that provides editing capabilities for your Azure Storage Accounts if you haven’t already.  You’ll want to be able to create new queue messages as well as query/examine table entities and blobs.

If you’re not familiar with Nuget, it’s a package manager incorporated into Visual Studio.  In the Solution Explorer, right-click the Solution file or one of the project files and select “Manage Nuget Packages for Solution…”.

Next: Get the Source

Last edited May 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM by sebastus, version 7


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