Opening Visual Studio in ArcGIS

Discussion created by BrokenLegMike on Mar 23, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2012 by isbellj
Hey folks....this is probably a really silly question, but...I can't figure it out.

I just installed the .NET SDk for ArcGIS 10. Before it installed, it prompted me to download MS Visual Studio 2008, which I did. I finally got the SDK to install and I want to start playing around. I haven't touched this stuff in about 3 years, so the last I remember in ArcGIS 9.2, you could open ArcMap, Go to the tools menu and there was a drop down that allowed you to open visual studio. I can't seem to find that at all. I went to open a visual studio project from the start menu, and all I see if a folder for and I can't even find the prompt to open Studio (See picture) Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm literally just getting started with developing call me a noob :)