Choosing a development environment

When developing in Synergy/DE, you have several choices for your development environment:

Creating a traditional Synergy project from scratch in Visual Studio

The following instructions explain how to begin developing traditional Synergy applications for Windows desktop and server in Visual Studio. See Using Visual Studio for Traditional Synergy and Visual Studio documentation for more detailed information.

1. Once you’ve installed Synergy/DE and SDI, start Visual Studio and select File > New Project from the Visual Studio menu.
2. In the New Project dialog, select Synergy/DE from the Installed area of the dialog, and then select one of the traditional Synergy project templates. You’ll also need to set a few options for the project (name, location, and so forth) in the New Project dialog.

If no solution is open in the current instance of Visual Studio when you create the project, Visual Studio will also create a solution to contain the project. See Synergy files, projects, and solutions for more information on projects and solutions.

3. Add Synergy DBL code, references (for example, to OLBs and ELBs), and other items to your projects.
4. Set project properties, which include settings for building/compiling.
5. Build the Visual Studio solution. Select Build > Build Solution from the Visual Studio menu.
6. Use the Visual Studio debugger to debug your application.