Setting Up Development Environments
Before you can begin coding features or addressing issues in the application, you must configure the development computer. If you must modify one or more databases in the application, you might have to perform additional steps before you begin.
In the following table, you can find descriptions of common tasks that support this scenario and links to more information about how you can successfully complete those tasks.
Set up the local development environment: In most team development environments, you must obtain access to the correct version of the source code files. You then update your local computer with the source files for the components that you must update.
Set up for database development: If you have an existing database project that you use to manage changes to the database, you can obtain that project from version control. If the project was created by using an earlier version of Visual Studio, you might have to upgrade the project before you can begin. If you do not have an existing database project, you must create a database project and import your existing schema and database settings. Before you start to perform iterative development tasks, you should configure the database project for the target deployment environment. After you configure the database project, you can build and deploy the database to the isolated development environment to verify that the build and deployment settings are correct.