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As you can see from the installation instructions, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is required. This has been a big part of the student's problems in downloading and installing the software in previoussemesters.

However, a different page indicates that Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition will suffice in place of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 . That page reads as follows:

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh works with any of the following Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 products.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition

I will have more to say about this later.

Cleaning off the old software

I began by using the software removal procedures in the Control Panel to remove three different Microsoft XNA items and one item titled Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express - ENU. At that point, my computer had no XNA capability and no Visual C# capability.

Downloading Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition

A big part of the student's problems in previous semesters has been the difficulty of finding and downloading Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition . The only way that I have found to download it is by clicking the following link: Visual Studio 2010 Express All-in-One ISO and saving the file named VS2010Express1.iso that is downloaded.

This file not only contains Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition , it also contains the express editions for several other languages as well. However, it is not an installable product at this point.

Preparing the ISO file for software installation

There is more than one way to install the software in the ISO file. You might benefit by doing some online research into how to installthe software in an ISO file. Here is how I did it with Windows 7:

  1. Insert a blank DVD in the DVD burner. (A blank CD would probably also work but I didn't have one.)
  2. Right-click on the ISO file.
  3. Select Open With...
  4. Select Windows Disk Image Burner
  5. Follow the disk burning instructions.
  6. Remove the DVD from the burner when complete and label it Visual Studio 2010 Express or something similar.

The resulting DVD contains an installable version of Visual Studio 2010 Express , which in turn contains Visual C# 2010 Express and some other programs as well.

Installing Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express Edition

Insert the DVD in the DVD reader and select Setup.hta . You should then be given a choice as to which of the express edition programs you want to install.

Select Visual C# and follow the installation instructions.

When the installation is complete, you should be able to see Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express if you open the Start menu and enter 2010 in the searchbox.

At this point, you can run the program, open the Help menu, and select Check for Updates to satisfy the second item under XNA installation instructions .

Downloading and installing XNA 4.0 Refresh

This is the easy part. Click here to visit a page where you can download the setup file named XNAGS40_setup.exe for Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh . Download, save, double click the file, and follow instructions to install thesoftware.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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