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Chapter 2. Getting Ready > Preparing the Workstation

2.1. Preparing the Workstation

A small set of tools is essential for MVC Framework development. These include Visual Studio 2010, the Web Platform Installer, and optional components like IIS Express. Here, we'll explain how to install each one.

2.1.1. Installing Visual Studio 2010

The first step in preparing a workstation for development with the MVC Framework is to install Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio is Microsoft's integrated development environment (IDE), a tool that you will most likely have used if you have done any prior development for a Microsoft platform.


  

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