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C# Game Programming: For Serious Game Creation by Daniel Schuller

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Chapter 4. Setup

This chapter covers getting started with all the necessary tools and libraries to start making games. All the tools are free, and you’ll quickly get set up with a fully functional C# IDE, source control to keep your files safe with a record of all your program changes, and a way to unit test your code. All the tools covered here have installers in the App directory of the CD.

Introducing Visual Studio Express—A Free IDE for C#

Visual Studio Express is a free IDE for C# from Microsoft. Visual Studio makes writing C# very easy; with a single button press it compiles and runs the code. There are other ways of making C# programs; for example, all programming could be written in Notepad and run through the complier via the command line. ...

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