The Bloc Keyserver:

This tutorial covers how to get up and running with visual studio and the BlockApps tool bloc for working with smart contracts and deploying them to a blockchain.


1) Install bloc

Download from npm

npm install blockapps-bloc

2) Create a bloc project

bloc init < app-name > 

3) Install project depenencies

cd < app-name > &&apm; npm install 

4) Generate a key to sign your transactions

bloc genkey

This will default to a user name of admin. You will need to enter this and your password into visual studio so remember it!

5) Run the keyserver

bloc start 

You now have a local instance of the keyserver!

7) Create a new project in visual studio

8) From the templates select `Solidity` & DecentralizedApplication

9) Navigate to the Solution Explorer and right click on your project

10) Select Properties

11) Enter the password you used with the `bloc genkey` command in the BlockchainPassword field

12) Click apply

13) In Visual Studio in `samples` right click one of the `.sol` files and click `compile`

14) Now right click and click `deploy`

15) You should see your browser open with generated html page based on the methods in the solidity contract

16) If you do not look in the visual studio console and you will see a link to the deployed contract

17) Click this link and you will see and generated html page based on the methods in the contract