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Download and Install Visual Basic 2010

Note: Microsoft Visual Basic Express is FREE to download and use

1. Download Visual Basic Studio Express Edition 2010

2. Install VB Express using default settings (just keep clicking "Next")

3. After the install is complete, browse to the folder containing your EMM-r source code (if you haven't downloaded it yet, follow this guide)

Configure VB 2010 to compile EMM-r

1. Within your "EMM-r source code" folder, browse to your "trunk" folder, then open the file "Ember Media Manager - ALL.sln". This should launch your shiny new install of VB 2010.

EMM-r Virgin Folder

2. Once open, VB 2010 will prompt you to convert the .sln file to be editable by VB 2010 (this is due to the fact that the original EMM was written using VB 2008). Click "Finish" at the prompt, as this will create a backup of the original code and create a new converted project editable in VB 2010.

3. Once the conversion is complete, you will see a conversion report, which (unless you care/understand it) you can close immediately.

4. Within VB 2010, select Build->Configuration Manager. At the top left of the message box, use the pull-down menu to select "Release". At the top right of the message box, use the pull-down menu to select either "x86" or "x64" according to your hardware platform. Then click "Close".

5. Minimize VB 2010 and open Windows Explorer into your "EMM-r source code" folder. Double-click on the "build.bat" file to execute it and open the command prompt. Once open, you should see a menu of choices (numbered 1...6). Depending on your hardware platform (VB 2010 build configuration), choose your option by pressing the number associated with it, then press Enter. This will copy all of the files necessary to build EMM-r. After it's finished, press any key to close the command prompt.

Build Batch Run File

6. Open up VB 2010 again with the EMM-r project. Select Build->Build Solution. VB 2010 will compile EMM-r and (should) finish without errors. NOTE: Ignore any "Warnings" you receive during the build/compiling process.

7. After you finish compiling, open your "EMM-r source code" folder once again. Within it should be a folder named "Build". Enter that folder, double-click on your platform folder ("x86" or "x64"), double-click on your build folder ("Debug" or "Release"), and you will see your new build of EMM-r.

The build folder should look like this:

8. Run "Ember Media Manager.exe" and enjoy!