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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 18639] New: VisualD - First 5 minutes - Improve list of


          Issue ID: 18639
           Summary: VisualD - First 5 minutes - Improve list of project
                    wizards, propritise MSBuild projects
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: visuald
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: turkeyman gmail.com

I have a colleague who just tried out D for the first time.
He's a gamedev, so coming from VS, and expects a very high bar for quality.

He offered me some feedback which I think it worth passing on.

His first-5-minutes experience was not great, and he says he would have
dismissed it and not continued investigating if not for my insistence.

So, a few suggested changes:

MSBuild seems to be working well. The project wizards need to promote it as the
default if we think it's ready?

New Project -> D -> [list is long]

All the items in the list look reasonable to someone who doesn't know anything
about VisualD, and it's not clear that they are distinct project types.
I think most VS users will want VC++/D project, and it should probably be that
there is a complete set of D MSBuild wizards, ie, windowed/console app, static
lib, dll.
The names need to be clearer in making a distinction between the MSBuild
project, and the old VisualD custom project, and use language to promote
MSBuild as the obvious choice?

Mar 20 2018