This page is meant for developers who want to check out the repository for building MCEBuddy on their own or contributing to the development of MCEBuddy.

The code is hosted on a Team Explorer repository.

MCEBuddy requires Visual Studio 2010 to build. It supports both 32bit and 64bit builds. When using Visual Studio we recommend you use Team Foundation Server/Team Explorer as the Source Control system for checking out/in the code. Though AnkhSVN is also supported for SVN access.

Installing the Build and Source Control Environment

  1. Install Visual Studio 2010
  2. Install AnkhSVN (if you're using SVN)
  3. Open Visual Studio
  4. Click Tools -> Options -> Source Control -> Plug-in Selection and choose Visual Team Foundation Server (or AnkhSVN) as the source control.

Team Explorer Access

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Click Team -> Connect to Team Foundation Server
  3. Click Servers
  4. Click Add
  5. Server Name: tfs.codeplex.com
  6. Path: tfs
  7. Port number: 443
  8. Protocol: https
  9. Project Collection: TFS21
  10. Project Name: mcebuddy2x
  11. Username: <get your username from CodePlex>
  12. Password: <same as your CodePlex website password>
  13. Click Ok -> Select MCEBuddy2x

 

 

AnkhSVN Access

If you're only checking out (Read Only) the repository follow these steps.

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Click File -> Subversion -> Open from subversion
  3. Click on top right Add Url Repository (globe with + sign)
  4. Enter https://mcebuddy2x.svn.codeplex.com/svn and click OK
  5. Select MCEBuddy.sln and click open
  6. Enter the directory you want to check out the code into

For Read/Write access (checkout/checkin) use the following steps (you will need developer access to MCEBuddy CodePlex repository):

  1. Download plink.exe from http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/plink.exe
  2. Place the plink.exe in your windows installation directory (c:\windows)
  3. Open the following file using Notepad %APPDATA%\Subversion\config
  4. Add or Replace the following line in the [tunnels] section (replace login and pwd with your CodePlex login and password) ssh = c:\\windows\\plink.exe -batch -l <LOGIN> -pw <PWD> (note the double backslash)
  5. Save and close the file
  6. Open Visual Studio
  7. Click File -> Subversion -> Open from subversion
  8. Click on top right Add Url Repository (globe with + sign)
  9. Enter https://mcebuddy2x.svn.codeplex.com/svn and click OK
  10. Select MCEBuddy.sln and click open
  11. Enter the directory you want to check out the code into
  12. Your username is your CodePlex login username
  13. Your password is your CodePlex password

After checking out the code, please MAKE SURE YOU READ the ReadMe Developers.txt file to understand how to build and maintain MCEBuddy

Last edited Sep 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM by rboy1, version 2