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Running / Configure Orchard precompiled version in VS2010

Topics: Installing Orchard
Sep 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM


I would like to use Orchard in combo with VS2010, but i am a bit overwhelmed by all the info
I do not need to write my own modules just yet. I would like to alter themes, views (cshtml files) and so on using VS2010

I'd rather stay away from the sourcecode just yet and see how far i can come with the 1.2 install of Orchard and configuring it
Could i create an empty solution, reference all precompiled Orchard dll's and use all its files like it was 3rd party so there is a strict line between Orchard and my own added files?

Is this possible / recommended?

Sep 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM

You could install the latest version of Orchard (v1.2) in to IIS and then create a theme within the themes folder and play with that? The theme can be a single project within a single project solution...

To be fair, what I would normally do is take the source code, open it up in visual studio and then collapse all the folders and projects i dont need (or unload them) - then you dont need to worry about them. If you have a good enough machine, then compile time is fast.

Just a couple ideas..