NOTE:  I wrote this in 2015.  It probably doesn’t apply anymore…

This is the first in a series of getting up to speed on Node.js for .Net Developers.

0.  If you haven’t installed Chocolatey yet, do that first.

From their About page:

Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows (like apt-get or yum but for Windows). It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you need. It is built on the NuGet infrastructure currently using PowerShell as its focus for delivering packages from the distros to your door, err computer.

1.  Install NoDist from the command line:

cinst nodist -Pre

NoDist is a Node version manager.  It allows you to configure different versions

2.  From the command line, run Nodist and you are good to go


3. Install the Node tools for Visual Studio

Fire up Visual Studio and you are good to go!