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October 21, 2011 comment , ,

Setup .NET Project with Roslyn

Yesterday Microsoft released first Community Technology Preview of the Roslyn Project. With the release of Roslyn Project, First time Microsoft is opening up the C# and Visual Basic compilers through Rich Roslyn API. More detail about Core API and others feature of October CTP released can be found here.

In this post we will see how to setup .NET project with Roslyn.


Visual Studio 2010 SP1 SDK (Download it here)
Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP (Download it here)

Setup Project with Roslyn

Create new project (Web / Console / Windows)

From Project menu click on Add Reference, it will open Add Reference dialog box.

You need to add reference to Roslyn.Compilers and Roslyn.Services.CSharp or Roslyn.Compilers.VisualBasic depending upon your project language C# or Visual Basic.

You can find these assemble under .NET tab of Add Reference dialog. Add reference to appropriate assembly as listed above.

In case if you do not find above assembly under .NET tab then navigate to Browse tab and look in C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Roslyn\v1.0 directory. By default all Roslyn assembly are placed at that location.

That’s it, you have done!!! You can now leverage the rich Roslyn API to build application or extensions based on Roslyn.

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Nandip Makwana is passionate about digital world and web. He completed his Masters in Computer Application in June 2011. Currently he is working as a Software Engineer. He has shown great promise and command over ASP.NET and technologies surrounding it during his academic years and professorial life...continue reading