NShape Introduction

First Steps

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NShape Introduction

First Steps

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Here are some suggestions how you can start working with NShape.

1.Install the framework and configure it if necessary.
The simplest way to do that is running the setup program.

2.Start the NShape Designer, load a few demo projects and play around with them.
You can start NShape Designer and/or open demo projects from the Windows start menu.

3.Study the chapter "Basic Tutorial" and examine the corresponding source code.

4.Read the chapters in "Concepts" that seem the most interesting to you.

5.Open one of the demo projects to see how everything works in source code.
The demo projects are installed to the public documents folder.
Typical locations:

OS

Location

Windows VISTA / 7 / 8 or newer

C:\Users\Public\Documents\NShape\Demo Programs

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Common files\NShape\Demo Programs

6.Read the chapters in "Tasks" that apply to what you want to do with NShape.

7.Study the framework source code in the Source folder to learn about all the detail and adopt it to your requirements.
The source code files are installed to the public documents folder.
Typical locations:

OS

Location

Windows VISTA / 7 / 8 or newer

C:\Users\Public\Documents\NShape\NShape Source

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Common files\NShape\NShape Source

8.Create your own test projects.
Reference the projects or the Debug versions of the NShape assemblies for getting more diagnostic feedback.