These are the requirements for downloaded/installed software, so you can follow along during the Master Class:
Visual Studio (Our solution is set to .NET 4.6)
SQL Server (Express or Standard. We don’t support SQL Server Compact).
SQL Server Management Studio
Latest version of the Accelerator for Kentico installed (see below)
The Master Class Visual Studio Solution (see below)
Getting the Accelerator for Kentico
Go to http://www.ucommerce.net/download. You’ll be asked to fill out a form to get access to our download page. Click on “Accelerator for Kentico” to download the accelerator. It’s a rather big file as it includes a full Kentico 10 installation. On the site from which you download the accelerator there’s a link to a setup guide of the accelerator (“How to setup the accelerator on Kentico”). You can read the steps needed to setup the accelerator there.
Set up a new Kentico site for the Master Class
Once the accelerator is set up, you’ll need to “stop” the site in Kentico, as we’ll be building our own small webshop during the master class. We’ll use the accelerator as inspiration and make use of the categories and products that already ships with it.
Go to the backend of Kentico, go to Sites, and choose to stop “Avenue Clothing”.
Click "New site wizard".
In step 1 of the wizard, select "Create a new site using a wizard".
In step 2 we'll name the site "Masterclass". Domain name should be set to “localhost”, and leave culture to default.
In step 3, leave all default settings.
In step 4, wait until the importing process has finished.
In step 5, make sure to select "Blank master page" and click "Next" and then "Finish".
We now have our Master Class site up and running.
Getting the Master Class Visual Studio Solution
During the Master Class we’ll be working in a smaller Visual Studio solution than the one that ships with the accelerator. This helps us keep the accelerator and the Master Class material separated. There’s a script in the Master Class Visual Studio solution, which will make sure our changes are pushed to the directory structure of the site we created in the steps above. More about that later.