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Visual Studio Express has limitations on its ability to load extensions. To work around this while still abiding by the Visual Studio license Cosmos uses Visual Studio Express for part of the functionality, and the Visual Studio Shell for other parts. Used in combination together, this allows Using Visual Studio Express users to use Cosmos fully.
  • Download a release (user kit) using the large purple button on the right.
  • Using Visual Studio Express (C# or VB):
    • Create a Cosmos Libary project. This contains your code.
  • Using Visual Studio Shell:
    • Create a Cosmos project.
    • Add a reference to the Cosmos library which was created with Visual Studio Express.
    • Hit F5 (run), and VMware will start with your kernel.

Last edited Dec 26, 2013 at 5:11 PM by EdwardNutting, version 7


CJK2001 Oct 14, 2013 at 2:31 AM 
It keeps Saying I don't Have VS 2010 But I do have it installed

lolface123 Jan 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM 
Try adding your VB or C# Project with a The Shell Cosmos Project. Please tell me if it works.

Reelix Aug 7, 2012 at 1:28 AM 
CosmosUserKit92560.exe (The big purple button) seems to want VS2010 - C# Express Edition doesn't seem to cut it :/

CyberKheops Jul 3, 2012 at 2:49 AM 
I have, c# 2010 who show Cosmos Libary project in create projet window
But in c# 2008 this is now showed.
I prefer use 2010 but when i try to Run the project it have a error because it dont know with wich soft start.
Contact me back on skype : wisahesa
if you can help