Program Locations

The .NET setup program will append two new items to your Start menu's Program folder. The first item is called Microsoft .NET Framework SDK and contains MSDN documentation and Code samples. The second item is called Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 7.0 and contains links to the VS.NET IDE and to another folder called Visual Studio.NET Tools. We will build the majority of programs in this CodeNote from the VS.NET command line, which you can access by clicking the Visual Studio.NET Command Prompt icon shown in Figure 2.2.

Those familiar with previous versions of Visual C++ should note that you can also bring up this command prompt by running the vcvars32.bat file, found in the \%Program Files%1\Microsoft Visual Studio.NET\Vc7\bin directory.

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Figure 2.2 The Visual Studio.NET Command Prompt

ä Visual C++Remote Debugger

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ä Visual C++Remote Debugger

Figure 2.2 The Visual Studio.NET Command Prompt

Finally, note that many utilities we use throughout this CodeNote (ILDASM.EXE in Chapter 1, SN.EXE in Chapter 2, etc.) are found in the \%Program Files%\Microsoft.NET\FrameworkSDK\Bin directory. If you use the VS.NET Command Prompt in Figure 2.2, this directory will automatically be included in your Path variable, so you can access the .NET Framework utilities from within any directory. However, if you use a normal Windows command prompt, you will have to manually add the tool directory to your path or provide relative paths to the tools you need to use (or run the aforementioned vsvars32.bat file).

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