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                  Installing the CoApp Developer Tools for PowerShell



                  Installing the package

                  Installation is simple -- as long as you have PowerShell 3.0 installed, just download and run the CoApp PowerShell tools MSI installer.

                  First Time Installation Issue
                  One quick issue: When the installer runs the first time, Windows Installer doesn't always refresh the environment variables like it should. To make sure that the PSMODULEPATH environment variable is correctly set for new PowerShell console Windows, you either have to: reboot,

                  Or, force Explorer.EXE to reload the environment, (and thereby avoiding a reboot) by opening a PowerShell console and running the following:

                  # Forces Explorer.exe to realize the environment has changed. [System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("PSMODULEPATH", [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("PSMODULEPATH", "User") , "User")

                  Then, close that PowerShell Window, and open a new one.
                  This step is not needed on updates.

                  Once we switch to using the CoApp package manager to ship the tools, this issue will go away.

                  Updating the tools to the latest version

                  Once you have the CoApp PowerShell tools installed, you can update to the latest stable version:

                  Update-CoAppTools -KillPowershells

                  Or update to the latest beta version:

                  Update-CoAppTools -KillPowershells -Beta

                  Getting Started building C/C++ packages

                  We have:
                  - Tutorials and
                  - online reference pages,
                  - and even a video tutorial you can watch.

                  When you need a bit more help...

                  Tim and I are nearly always hanging out during the day on IRC at irc://irc.freenode.net/#coapp

                  When stuff breaks, you can even file a bug.

                  And if you're at you're wit's end you can:
                  - tweet me @fearthecowboy
                  - or heck, even just email me directly: garretts@microsoft.com -- (brave, eh?)