Getting Started With Visual Studio 2017


In this section, we are going to delve in Visual Studio 2017 Installation and some basic features. In next edition, we’ll delve further in advanced use cases around the same. In order to get started, first you need to download the exe file from


Before moving further, let’s just say Happy 20th Bday to Visual Studio.

Once downloaded the same, then we can go ahead and install the same. This time they have improvised the installer as well. They have given Menu option. Below is the step by step screenshot for the same.


You can also see individual components in 2nd tab like what are the components getting installed.

Similarly, you can also view and select respective language whatever you want.

In the above screenshots, at bottom you can see an error message saying that cannot install in a nonempty directory. In order to get rid off this message, I kind of customized little bit the location there only. Only thing to make sure that it should be empty where VS is going to be installed.

Once, I am done with folder selection, then my install button gets enabled. Upon clicking the same, it will trigger the installation as shown below.


For me the entire setup took kind of 10 minutes. I have installed Enterprise edition. You can install whatever edition you would like to install. Procedure in all the three cases will remain the same. Once installed, then you will see the new VS-2017 icon as highlighted below.


Now, lets open the same and create new project and see what we have got.


Here in the below screenshot, we can that docker support is also integrated with Visual Studio 2017. Again, while installing, I have chosen docker from menu as well.


About docker and other stuffs we will delve in another post. Upon clicking OK, it has created the below structure.



Structure-wise, you won’t feel alienated, its almost the same. Although, Visual Studio 2017, is very fast in terms of performance. You will feel the difference, once you start working with the same. However, when you run the same, it will produce the below output.


I hope you will enjoy your journey with Visual Studio 2017. In coming posts, we’ll delve further into details. Till then stay tuned and Happy Coding.

Rahul Sahay
Happy Coding