Stack Quick Start

This article provides some steps to help you get started using the .NET Stack 3.x Library.


  1. Open Visual Studio and click on File > New > Project...
  2. Select the "ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application" or "ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application" template under Visual C# > Web.
  3. Provide a Name and Location for your project and click OK.
  4. Select Internet Application under the Project Template options, to preconfigure Forms Authentication.
  5. [Optional] Select the check box labeled "Create a unit test project" and give your test project a name if you prefer something different to the default name provided.
  6. Click OK. When the Solution and Project are created, right click on the Project Name and select Manage NuGet Packages... from the drop down menu.
  7. Select the appropriate LDS Stack Library for your project type and click on its Install button. Adding this package to your project will re-create the necessary references to the Lds.Stack and Microsoft.Practices assemblies. Make sure to wait until the green check mark appears to verify that the package installed completely.
  8. In the Web.Config file, type in your Application Account name and password in place of the strings {Your Application Account} and {Your Application Password} respectively.
    • If you do not have an Application Account then you need to contact your ASE.
    • Be sure to change the server property to the LDS Account production server before releasing your product.
  9. Run the MVC 3 Web Application or MVC 4 Web Application and click on the Logon link.
  10. Type in any LDS Account username and password to confirm that your application is now using LDS Account for authentication.

For more detailed information about this release of the .NET Stack, see Stack Release Details.

For more information about adding the .NET Stack 3.x library to your existing project or upgrading from a previous release of the .NET Stack, refer to the Upgrading Existing Projects article.

If you have any problems with this process, feel free to contact the .NET Stack Team.

This page was last modified on 10 December 2012, at 10:40.

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