Saturday, 25 August 2012

Creating a Console App in Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web

I've installed and am using Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web as my primary IDE for C#. There isn't a template for a console application, so if you want 1980s goodness, create a new class library and on the Properties page, setting Output Type to Console Application, like this

This then allows you to create a class with a Main method

and run the app with a push of F5

**UPDATE** I have created a project template that creates a console application, it's available on github, here with instructions on how to install it.